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accusation Syllabification: ac·cu·sa·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌakyəˈzāSH(ə)n/

Definition of accusation in English:


1A charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong: accusations of bribery
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  • It is these kinds of charges and accusations that make people laugh at the military.
  • Defeat on the pitch can lead, and has led, to accusations not only of bribery but cowardice and even treason.
  • Countering accusations of dullness, the insurer's job often borders on the surreal.
allegation, charge, claim, assertion, imputation;
suit, lawsuit, impeachment
informal rap, blame game
1.1The action or process of accusing someone: there was accusation in Brian’s voice
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  • A generation later, he is driven to return to the scene, craving discovery and even accusation.
  • It is no exaggeration to say the town was being torn apart by suspicion, rumour and accusation during my visit there in November.
  • You could not conceivably get more resentment and accusation than is documented there.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin accusatio(n-), from accusare 'call to account' (see accuse).

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