the act of recriminating, or countercharging: Hope gave way to recrimination with both sides claiming the moral high ground.
a countercharge: The poll suggests that the public is frustrated by the bickering and recriminations.
- self-re·crim·i·na·tion, noun
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How to use recrimination in a sentence
The left's path to victory isn't closed off yet, but the recriminations began weeks ago.The Trailer: "The new Democratic Party": What we learned (and what we don't know yet) from New York's primary | David Weigel | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
The tense gathering was marked by outbursts, insults and recriminations before a unanimous vote by the school board halted the proceedings and police cleared the hall.Residents left fuming, fearful after contentious Loudoun County school board meeting | Joe Heim, Hannah Natanson, Tom Jackman | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Rather than rallying together in response to the attack, lawmakers are as deeply riven by recriminations as their constituents.Congress Remains as Divided as Ever After Deadly Capitol Attack | Lissandra Villa | January 20, 2021 | Time
American history is full of bitter battles and recriminations, most forgotten by all but political scholars.
What unfolded was the culmination of more than a year of frustration, suspicion and recrimination.The COVID-19 Charmer: How a Self-Described Felon Convinced Elected Officials to Try to Help Him Profit From the Pandemic | by Vianna Davila, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill | September 25, 2020 | ProPublica
And the spasms of Republican recrimination have been profoundly ahistorical.
He rejected recrimination in favor of reconciliation and knew the future demands we move beyond the past.Nelson Mandela Demanded Justice Before Forgiving White South Africans | Peter Beinart | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a country torn apart by bloodshed and recrimination, that alone speaks volumes.Coming Clean on the Dirty War: José Efraín Rios Montt Goes to Trial | Mac Margolis | March 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So far the only thing that emerged from their meeting was mutual recrimination, but this was not pre-ordained.
Reading Bishop and Lowell, a different recrimination pops up: will I ever have a friendship that comes close to this?
The project of a congress was accordingly abandoned, and everywhere recrimination gave place to rejoicing.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Though I have abundant cause to complain of my husband, my own wrong-doing prevents any recrimination on my part.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
Matters drifted on in general discontent and mutual recrimination until 1810.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
She saw also a just recrimination upon her deceit on the part of observant Heaven.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I | Francis Augustus Cox
Finally, after long debate and much recrimination, the matter was arranged, and they shook hands before separating.File No. 113 | Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for recrimination
the act or an instance of recriminating
law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
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