Meaning of accusatory in English:


Pronunciation /əˈkjuːzət(ə)ri/

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  • Indicating or suggesting that one believes a person has done something wrong.

    ‘he pointed an accusatory finger in her direction’
    • ‘In fact, when this death metal band receives any recognition from the mainstream press at all, it is nearly always in the form of an accusatory finger.’
    • ‘Inspiration for the move came after hordes of late-coming executives pointed accusatory fingers at the transport system.’
    • ‘He approached me and thrust a thick, square, accusatory finger in my face.’
    • ‘It is funny how quickly everyone in society reaches out to point an accusatory finger at those unlucky enough to be in the spotlight.’
    • ‘In the distance we see the headland that is our destination: Cape Palinuro, an accusatory finger jutting its way into the sea.’
    • ‘He pointed an accusatory finger at the television medium for aggressively promoting films made for the market.’
    • ‘It will be a pointing, accusatory finger and a baleful cry of ‘we told you so’.’
    • ‘There are so many questions from the family, wagging tongues and accusatory fingers.’
    • ‘A balled-up fist reaches out, one finger pointed in an accusatory jab towards you.’
    • ‘He just jabs us in the chest with an accusatory finger and hopes that guilt at our ignorance will keep us quiet.’
    • ‘Ignoring their needs and interests and pointing accusatory fingers won't help.’
    • ‘First to his knees, then his haunches, and then dropping forward in the dirt, pointing his whole body at me like an accusatory finger.’
    • ‘The only thing missing is the accusatory finger pointed at me in mock surprise.’
    • ‘Michael heads towards the door but turns and points an accusatory finger at Tommy.’
    • ‘Micah's voice was accusatory, making it sound like something had gone horribly wrong.’
    • ‘Believe it or not there was something accusatory in the way she said it.’
    • ‘There's another, more accusatory, version of this tune.’
    • ‘There was a commotion outside the office - loud, accusatory voices.’
    • ‘Next time I hear that crabby, accusatory voice, I'm going to pretend I've contracted a sudden case of selective deafness.’
    • ‘Avoid ‘why’ questions because they can be perceived as accusatory.’
    disapproving, reproving, full of reproof, critical, censorious, disparaging, disappointed, withering, accusatory, admonitory, condemnatory, castigatory, fault-finding