Accusatory



containing an ; :
an accusatory look.
Contemporary Examples

Where health is concerned though, the accusatory finger of discrimination pivots.
Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Gay Disease’? Kent Sepkowitz April 15, 2013

Indictments are accusatory instruments that have no evidentiary weight at all.
Spinning Letterman’s Scandal Lloyd Grove October 13, 2009

By now there are many hundreds of these tweets, varying from vehement to vituperative, from accusatory to abusive.
The Newtown Heckling Controversy David Frum January 29, 2013

And he pointed an accusatory finger beyond riders to irresponsible managers and the shady doctors who enable a doping culture.
Lance Armstrong’s Shadow Looms Large Over 100th Edition of Tour de France Tracy McNicoll October 24, 2012

A quick search led me not only to the accusatory tweets, but to the explosion of internet chatter that followed in their wake.
The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast Robert B. Weide January 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Biddy got up at this, as if the accusatory tone prompted her to place herself generously at his side.
The Tragic Muse Henry James

Is it a wonder that all animate nature is accusatory and suspicious?
A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. William Chauncey Bartlett

Miss Thankful dropped her accusatory tone, and attempted cajolery.
The Mayor’s Wife Anna Katherine Green

Mrs. Ducklow was going on in wild, accusatory accents, when she recognized the benign countenance.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865 Various

She had risen, and stood pointing an accusatory finger at him.
From One Generation to Another Henry Seton Merriman

adj.

c.1600, from Latin accusatorius, from accusare (see accuse).

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