accusatory
adjective Date: 14th century containing or expressing accusation ; accusing <
an accusatory look
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  • accusatory — ac·cus·a·to·ry /ə kyü zə ˌtōr ē/ adj 1: containing or expressing an accusation the accusatory pleading 2: accusatorial Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster …   Law dictionary

  • Accusatory — Ac*cu sa*to*ry, a. [L. accusatorius, fr. accusare.] Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel. Grote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • accusatory — (adj.) c.1600, from L. accusatorius, from accusare (see ACCUSE (Cf. accuse)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • accusatory — [ə kyo͞o′zə tôr΄ē] adj. making or containing an accusation; accusing …   English World dictionary

  • accusatory — [[t]əkju͟ːzətəri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED An accusatory look, remark, or tone of voice suggests blame or criticism. [WRITTEN] Her blue eyes took on an unblinking, accusatory stare. Syn: accusing …   English dictionary

  • accusatory — /euh kyooh zeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. containing an accusation; accusing: an accusatory look. Also, accusative. [1595 1605; < L accusatorius, equiv. to accusa(re) to ACCUSE + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • accusatory — adjective /əˈkjuːzət(ə)ri/ Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; as, an accusatory libel …   Wiktionary

  • accusatory — adj. Accusatory is used with these nouns: ↑finger …   Collocations dictionary

  • accusatory — ac|cu|sa|to|ry [əˈkju:zətəri US to:ri] adj an accusatory remark or look from someone shows that they think you have done something wrong …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • accusatory — ac|cu|sa|to|ry [ ə kjuzə,tɔri ] adjective FORMAL intended to show someone that you think they have done something wrong: an accusatory look/remark …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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