accusation accusation  /ˌæk jə ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
  2. (n) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Tiggy vigorously denied that Di's accusation had any basis in fact--as did Charles, 47, when his mother consulted him.
  2. Mauchly indignantly denied the accusation.
  3. Meet the People Anwar, addressing a rally on July 1, says that, as before, the new accusation is designed to blunt his political momentum.

News

  1. Turkey faces pressure to advance Kurdish militant peace process

    By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party is pressing Ankara to advance a peace process with Kurdish militants before a parliament recess, drawing a government accusation on Friday that it was exploiting unrelated unrest to extract concessions. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters began pulling out of Turkish territory to bases in northern Iraq last month under a ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Fullilove, Flinn fiery words over alleged secret meeting'

    It was a sharp accusation that for a brief time derailed Tuesday morning's crucial Memphis City Council budget meeting. But, was it true?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Memphis

  3. Video: Barring immigrants from Social Security is "just mean," Biden says

    Vice President Biden slammed the accusation that immigrants will siphon money from government services, touting recent analyses from the Congressional Budget Office and the Social Security Administration that found that immigration reform will provide more money to the government, not less.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS News

Quotes

  1. "I find this accusation so horrendous, so monstrous, that I have decided to confront it head-on by talking to the press," said Hingis, 27. "My weapon on the tennis court is and always was one single thing: the game, the ingenuity on court....
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Martina Hingis Source: New York Times

  2. "This is all because of a FALSE accusation by tabloids & paparazzi," she wrote when her alcohol-monitoring anklet went off last month.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: FOXNews

  3. "Every single false charge, every single baseless accusation is a simple attempt to get you to focus on something other than what's affecting your family and your country," said Biden, who was cheered by some 6,000 people packed into a sports...
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Joe Biden Source: ABC News

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