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recrimination

[ri-krim-uh-ney-shuh n] /rɪˌkrɪm əˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
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.
Related forms
self-recrimination, noun
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  • Two years later he left in a flurry of mutual recrimination and lawsuits.
  • But recrimination with oneself or others after a suicide is also something that is destructive if carried too far.
  • But her father's self-recrimination also neutralized some of her strongest feelings about him.
  • And the media set aside all other subjects to engage in a frenzy of recrimination.
  • The result of this strategy can be sustained co-operation rather than a cycle of recrimination.
  • It was a mixture of discussion, factual refutation, and angry recrimination.
  • They are looking for a leader to express their anger and their desire for recrimination.
  • Stepfathers often reciprocate in kind, creating a vicious circle of resentment and recrimination.
  • In the aftermath of blame and recrimination, it quickly emerged that what had happened was no accident.
  • We must look beyond the smoke of war and avoid the easy temptations of recrimination and rancor.
British Dictionary definitions for recrimination

recrimination

/rɪˌkrɪmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of recriminating
2.
(law) a charge made by an accused against his accuser; countercharge
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Word Origin and History for recrimination
n.

1610s, from French récrimination, from Medieval Latin recriminationem (nominative recriminatio), noun of action from past participle stem of recriminari (see recriminate).

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