accusation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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accusationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌæk.jʊˈzeɪ.ʃən/
C1 a ​statement saying that someone has done something ​morallywrong, ​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?
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(Definition of accusation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “accusation”
in Arabic اتِّهام…
in Korean 혐의, 고소…
in Portuguese acusação…
in Catalan acusació…
in Japanese 非難, 告発…
in Chinese (Simplified) 指控,控告, 指责, 谴责…
in Turkish suçlama…
in Russian обвинение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 指控,控告, 指責, 譴責…
in Italian accusa…
in Polish oskarżenie…
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