Definition of accusation :
1. That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.
2. The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.
direction, bearing, billing, armorial bearing, boot, guardianship, cathexis, tutelage, care, commission, thrill, explosive charge, mission, heraldic bearing, denunciation, burster, law, rush, attack, beef, flush, smear, kick, slur, bursting charge, rap, electric charge, bang, praise, frame-up
accusation (part of speech: noun)
citation, censure, incrimination, impeachment, grievance, allegation, condemnation, accusal, charge, complaint, insinuation, denouncement, criticism, allegement, reproach, imputation, indictment, blame
lawsuit (part of speech: noun)
- Zizi, with her quick reading of human nature, saw that Madame Parlato was truly surprised at the girl's accusation of an accomplice, therefore, she decided, he could not be an accomplice, after all. - "The Come Back", Carolyn Wells.
- Sir Richard Leatherham told us the accusation they make against her, and then they examined Dockwrath and one or two others. - "Orley Farm", Anthony Trollope.
- To the Duke of Wessex, the most favoured man in England, the grand seigneur with one foot on the throne, the idea of suffering a false accusation in silence was a thing absolutely beyond comprehension- weakness which must have its origin in guilt. - "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.