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The act of blaming someone for something; the imputation of blame.


the imputation of blame or responsibility.
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Noun1.finger-pointing - the imputation of blame; "they want all the finger-pointing about intelligence failures to stop"
imputation - a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense); "he denied the imputation"
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Malacanang told lawmakers Thursday to stop the habit of finger-pointing and be open to suggestions after President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the Security of Tenure (SOT) bill.
Palace calls for end to finger-pointing over 'endo' bill veto !-- -- Alexis Romero ( - August 1, 2019 - 6:52pm MANILA, Philippines Malacaaang Thursday called for an end to finger-pointing over the vetoing of the security of tenure bill and urged the public to be open to suggestions that would benefit both workers and employers.
Vice President Leni Robredo has called on concerned parties to stop the finger-pointing over the measles outbreak in Metro Manila.
The desire to elevate your own personal status while limiting opportunities for potential rivals can lead to a number of negative behaviors, including self-promotion, credit-stealing, backstabbing and finger-pointing, says leadership coach Dan Rockwell.
The healthcare company was looking to replace and consolidate its legacy network and communications platform with a single vendor, and chose Fusion's single source cloud solution to drive efficiencies in IT management and cost, while eliminating the time-consuming and resource-wasting finger-pointing that so often occurs in multi-vendor environments.
My question is, how does finger-pointing solve the problem?
"By finger-pointing, we only make the disruptors of peace win," he added.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that no amount of finger-pointing by the All Progressive Congress (APC) can justify 'the fraudulent attempt' by the Federal Government to withdraw $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) 'to finance partisan activities, adding that APC's arguments are diversionary and lame.'
Vardy was charged with disrepute after his angry finger-pointing at referee Jon Moss and being slow to leave the pitch.
I have a gut feeling that the report will be a complete whitewash with a lot of finger-pointing.
Though several councillors had warned me beforehand to expect political "finger-pointing" I was dismayed at the bickering and constant tennis-style trading of pointscoring comment.
No doubt there will be the usual finger-pointing when it reports.