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v. re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing, re·crim·i·nates
To accuse in return.
To counter one accusation with another.

[Medieval Latin recrīminārī, recrīmināt- : Latin re-, re- + Latin crīmināre, to accuse (from crīmen, crīmin-, accusation, crime; see krei- in Indo-European roots).]

re·crim′i·na′tive, re·crim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
re·crim′i·na′tor n.
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Adj.1.recriminatory - countering one charge with another; "recriminatory arguments"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
References in classic literature ?
They might have made her unhappy had they found her happy, but as hopeless discontent was her normal state, and enjoyment but a rare accident, recriminatory passages with her father only put her into a bad humor, and did not in the least disappoint or humiliate her.
We cannot leave aside these processes and make recriminatory statements through media.
Not to go after them in a recriminatory way but to ask them to make an extra contribution.
Turning to the second stanza, the sense of inconsequentiality and lost interchange recurs in terms of recriminatory or sardonic speech, an inversion of lover's dialogue.
Thanks to the dual track of ominous foreshadowings and recriminatory afterthoughts, the primal scene at which they converge expands to encompass not only the moment when Helen witnesses her father and his musician-protege, Etienne, in an 'embrace of love' (175)--the report which got the book banned in Ireland--but also the intense jealousy she felt almost immediately thereafter.
No country which is serious about improving ties with another country will continue to make recriminatory comments against that country," The Dawn quoted Khar, as saying.
Most of the week's news headlines focused on failed plans and recriminatory accusations, although by Sunday, congressional leaders and the president announced the outline of a negotiated agreement.
Steve Gibson during his recriminatory performance on Radio Tees after relegation made a pointed remark that the then popular, proud terrace chant of "just a small town in Europe" was inherently misguided and in fact we were" just a small town in Yorkshire.
Umpires' rulings are disputed, players defiantly stand their ground until decisions have been reviewed; endless, recriminatory argument is the order of the day.
Likewise, when Le Guin explains that her desire was "to follow Vergil, not to improve or reprove him" (275), she not only abjures Atwood's recriminatory style, but emphasizes this act of forging ahead while following the great authors, perhaps in much in the same way that Chaucer bids his Troilus and Criseyde, the "litel book" that he sends out into the world, to "kis the steppes where as thow seest pace / Virgile, Ovide, Omer, Lucan, and Stace" (V.