- 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.
Related Wordscriticism, complaint, denunciation, allegation, indictment, recrimination, impeachment, animadversion, reprehension, disparagement, accusation, reprobation, arraignment, rebuke, obloquy, tirade, castigation, charge, disapproval, attack
Examples from the Web for recrimination
And the spasms of Republican recrimination have been profoundly ahistorical.Obama’s All Eisenhower On Russia
March 10, 2014
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
March 29, 2013
There is one case I must observe to you in which recrimination has peculiar poignancy.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
I beg to say, kind hearers, that this is not spoken in a spirit of recrimination.
She complained no more, she wept no more, she indulged no more in recrimination.Germinie Lacerteux
Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
But they did, in a whisper, for something in the way of recrimination began.The Peril Finders
George Manville Fenn
But recrimination is useless, and can lead to no good result.Great Porter Square, v. 3
Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
- the act or an instance of recriminating
- law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
Word Origin and History for recrimination
1610s, from French récrimination, from Medieval Latin recriminationem (nominative recriminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of recriminari (see recriminate).