accusatory

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈkjuːzətəri/, /ˌækjʊˈzeɪtəri/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə kyo̅o̅zə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē)




WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cu•sa•to•ry  (ə kyo̅o̅zə tôr′ē, -tōr′ē),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. containing an accusation;
    accusing:an accusatory look.Also,  accusative. 
  • Latin accūsātōrius, equivalent. to accūsā(re) to accuse + -tōrius -tory1
  • 1595–1605

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ac•cu•sa•to•ri•al  (ə kyo̅o̅′zə tôrē əl, -tōr-),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Lawof, like, or pertaining to an accuser.
ac•cu′sa•tori•al•ly, adv. 
  • accusatory + -al1 1815–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
accusatorial /əˌkjuːzəˈtɔːrɪəl/, accusatory /əˈkjuːzətərɪ -trɪ; ˌækjʊˈzeɪtərɪ/ adj
  1. containing or implying blame or strong criticism
  2. denoting criminal procedure in which the prosecutor is distinct from the judge and the trial is conducted in public
    Compare inquisitorial
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