Adjective "accusatory" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Indicating or suggesting that one believes a person has done something wrong.
  1. 'Next time I hear that crabby, accusatory voice, I'm going to pretend I've contracted a sudden case of selective deafness.'
  2. 'Michael heads towards the door but turns and points an accusatory finger at Tommy.'
  3. '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.'
  4. 'There was a commotion outside the office - loud, accusatory voices.'
  5. 'The only thing missing is the accusatory finger pointed at me in mock surprise.'
  6. 'He just jabs us in the chest with an accusatory finger and hopes that guilt at our ignorance will keep us quiet.'
  7. 'He approached me and thrust a thick, square, accusatory finger in my face.'
  8. 'It will be a pointing, accusatory finger and a baleful cry of ‘we told you so’.'
  9. 'In the distance we see the headland that is our destination: Cape Palinuro, an accusatory finger jutting its way into the sea.'
  10. 'A balled-up fist reaches out, one finger pointed in an accusatory jab towards you.'


1. containing an accusation; accusing: an accusatory look.

More examples(as adjective)

"hearings can be accusatory to trials."

"fingers can be accusatory."

"tones can be accusatory."

"styles can be accusatory."

"stares can be accusatory."

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