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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-zuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
    • /əˌkyu zəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
    • /əkjuːzəˈtɔːrɪəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-zuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
    • /əˌkyu zəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/

Definitions of accusatorial word

  • adjective accusatorial containing or implying blame or strong criticism 3
  • adjective accusatorial denoting criminal procedure in which the prosecutor is distinct from the judge and the trial is conducted in public 3
  • adjective accusatorial of, or in the manner of, an accuser 3
  • adjective accusatorial of, like, or pertaining to an accuser. 1
  • noun accusatorial (especially of a trial or legal procedure) involving accusation by a prosecutor and a verdict reached by an impartial judge or jury. 1
  • adjective accusatorial Containing or implying accusation. 0

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Origin of accusatorial

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25; accusatory + -al1

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Parts of speech for Accusatorial


accusatorial popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 51% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

accusatorial usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accusatorial

adj accusatorial

  • accusatory — An accusatory look, remark, or tone of voice suggests blame or criticism.
  • denunciatory — characterized by or given to denunciation.
  • accusing — If you look at someone with an accusing expression or speak to them in an accusing tone of voice, you are showing that you think they have done something wrong.

adjective accusatorial

  • critical — A critical time, factor, or situation is extremely important.
  • judgmental — involving the use or exercise of judgment.
  • condemnatory — Condemnatory means expressing strong disapproval.
  • reproachful — full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look.
  • faultfinding — the act of pointing out faults, especially faults of a petty nature; carping.

Antonyms for accusatorial

adjective accusatorial

  • amicable — When people have an amicable relationship, they are pleasant to each other and solve their problems without quarrelling.
  • inquisitorial — of or relating to an inquisitor or inquisition.

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