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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.
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self-recrimination, noun
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  • He groaned in an agony of self-recrimination; he should not have allowed her to come on this mad voyage.

    Creatures of Vibration Harl Vincent
  • self-recrimination is foolish when you've been put on an impossible problem.

    The Merchants of Venus A. H. Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for self-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 self-recrimination

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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