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Definition of accusation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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a statement saying that you think a person is guilty of doing something wrong, especially of committing a crime; the fact of accusing someone I don't want to make an accusation until I have some proof. There was a hint of accusation in her voice. accusation of something accusations of corruption/cruelty/racism accusation against somebody No one believed her wild accusations against her husband. accusation that… He denied the accusation that he had ignored the problems.Word Familyaccuse verbaccusation nounaccusing adjectiveaccusatory adjectiveaccused noun
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: accusation