AskDefine | Define accusatory

Dictionary Definition

accusatory adj : containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare" [syn: accusative, accusing, accusive]

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English

Etymology

Latin accusatorius, from accusare.

Pronunciation

ac-cu*sa-to*ry, ac-cu*sa-tory
  • IPA: /əˈkjuːzət(ə)ri/

Adjective

  1. Pertaining to, or containing, an accusation; "as, an accusatory libel" - George Grote

Translations

pertaining to, or containing, an accusation

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