Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “accusation”

accusation

noun [C or U]     /ˌæk.jʊˈzeɪ.ʃən/
C1 a statement saying that someone has done something morally wrong, illegal, or unkind, or the fact of accusing someone: You can't just make wild accusations like that! He glared at me with an air of accusation. [+ that] What do you say to the accusation that you are unfriendly and unhelpful?Blaming and accusing
(Definition of accusation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of accusation

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Blaming & accusing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Expressing opposition & disapproval topic area:

More definitions for “accusation”

Definitions of “accusation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

touch

an ability to do things in the stated, especially positive, way

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More