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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyooz]
    • /əˈkyuz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyooz]
    • /əˈkyuz/

Definitions of accusant word

  • noun accusant a person who accuses or blames 3
  • verb with object accusant to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder. 1
  • verb with object accusant to find fault with; blame. 1
  • verb without object accusant to make an accusation. 1
  • noun accusant (obsolete) An accuser. 1

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Origin of accusant

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English ac(c)usen < Old French acuser < Latin accūsāre to call to account (ac- ac- + -cūs-, combining form of caus-; see cause)

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Parts of speech for Accusant


accusant popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accusant usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accusant

adj accusant

  • attritional — a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition because so many members have moved away.
  • convictable — to prove or declare guilty of an offense, especially after a legal trial: to convict a prisoner of a felony.
  • guilty — having committed an offense, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; justly subject to a certain accusation or penalty; culpable: The jury found her guilty of murder.
  • in the wrong — not in accordance with what is morally right or good: a wrong deed.

Antonyms for accusant

adjective accusant

  • heartened — to give courage or confidence to; cheer.

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