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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kyooz]
    • /əˈkyuz/
    • /əˈkjuː.zɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyooz]
    • /əˈkyuz/

Definitions of accusingly word

  • verb with object accusingly to charge with the fault, offense, or crime (usually followed by of): He accused him of murder. 1
  • verb with object accusingly to find fault with; blame. 1
  • verb without object accusingly to make an accusation. 1
  • noun accusingly In an accusing manner. 1

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Origin of accusingly

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 Accusingly


accusingly 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.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accusingly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accusingly

adverb accusingly

  • critically — inclined to find fault or to judge with severity, often too readily.
  • judgmentally — involving the use or exercise of judgment.
  • challengingly — in a way that challenges or defies someone
  • reproachfully — full of or expressing reproach or censure: a reproachful look.
  • reprovingly — to criticize or correct, especially gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake.

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