[ ri-krim-uh-ney-shuhn ]
See synonyms for recrimination on
  1. the act of recriminating, or countercharging: Hope gave way to recrimination with both sides claiming the moral high ground.

  2. a countercharge: The poll suggests that the public is frustrated by the bickering and recriminations.

Origin of recrimination

First recorded in 1580–90; from Middle French, from Late Latin recrimination-, stem of recriminatio “criticism,” equivalent to Medieval Latin recrīmināt(us), past participle of recrīminārī “to accuse in turn” + -iō -ion; see recriminate

Other words from recrimination

  • self-re·crim·i·na·tion, noun

Words Nearby recrimination Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use recrimination in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recrimination


/ (rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən) /

  1. the act or an instance of recriminating

  2. law a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012