Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun accusation

2 senses of accusation

Sense 1
accusation, accusal -- (a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt)
       => charge, complaint -- ((criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny")

Sense 2
accusation, charge -- (an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving")
       => assertion, averment, asseveration -- (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

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