Definition of accusation in English:

accusation

Syllabification: ac·cu·sa·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌakyəˈzāSHən, ˌakyo͞o-
 
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noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    allegation, charge, claim, assertion, imputation; indictment, arraignment, incrimination, recrimination, inculpation; 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.

Origin

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

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