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Definition 1: a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for accusation in the sense of this definition

(accusation is a kind of ...) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(... is a kind of accusation ) an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed

"his incrimination was based on my testimony" "the police laid the blame on the driver"

(... is a kind of accusation ) the act of making accusations

"preferment of charges"

(... is a kind of accusation ) formal accusation of a crime

(... is a kind of accusation ) an accusation of wrongdoing

"the book is an indictment of modern philosophy"

(... is a kind of accusation ) a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)

"he denied the imputation"

(... is a kind of accusation ) a slanderous accusation

(... is a kind of accusation ) accusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event

(... is a kind of accusation ) (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)

"an allegation of malpractice"

(... is a kind of accusation ) mutual accusations

(... is a kind of accusation ) an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be

(... is a kind of accusation ) an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection

Definition 2: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where accusation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

Synonyms for accusation in the sense of this definition

(accusation is a kind of ...) a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

(... is a kind of accusation ) a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser

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