Search Result for "accusing":
1. containing or expressing accusation;
- Example: "an accusitive forefinger"
- Example: "black accusatory looks"
- Example: "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry
- Example: "his accusing glare"
[syn: accusative, accusatory, accusing, accusive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accuse \Ac*cuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accused; p. pr. & vb. n. Accusing.] [OF. acuser, F. accuser, L. accusare, to call to account, accuse; ad + causa cause, lawsuit. Cf. Cause.] 1. To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense; (Law) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor. [1913 Webster] Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. --Acts xxiv. 13. [1913 Webster] We are accused of having persuaded Austria and Sardinia to lay down their arms. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure. [1913 Webster] Their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another. --Rom. ii. 15. [1913 Webster] 3. To betray; to show. [R.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] Syn: To charge; blame; censure; reproach; criminate; indict; impeach; arraign. Usage: To Accuse, Charge, Impeach, Arraign. These words agree in bringing home to a person the imputation of wrongdoing. To accuse is a somewhat formal act, and is applied usually (though not exclusively) to crimes; as, to accuse of treason. Charge is the most generic. It may refer to a crime, a dereliction of duty, a fault, etc.; more commonly it refers to moral delinquencies; as, to charge with dishonesty or falsehood. To arraign is to bring (a person) before a tribunal for trial; as, to arraign one before a court or at the bar public opinion. To impeach is officially to charge with misbehavior in office; as, to impeach a minister of high crimes. Both impeach and arraign convey the idea of peculiar dignity or impressiveness. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
accusing \accusing\ adj. 1. serving to accuse; expressing accusation Syn: accusatorial, accusatory [WordNet 1.5]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
accusing adj 1: containing or expressing accusation; "an accusitive forefinger"; "black accusatory looks"; "accusive shoes and telltale trousers"- O.Henry; "his accusing glare" [syn: accusative, accusatory, accusing, accusive]