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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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My question is, how does finger-pointing solve the problem?
He said President Duterte was also very clear when he said that there should be no finger-pointing in the aftermath of the scandal.
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.
No doubt there will be the usual finger-pointing when it reports.
SEAN LAMONT is fed up of disappointing Six Nations campaigns and called for Scotland's players to hold a frank session of finger-pointing in the wake of the loss to Wales.
A bigwig at the BP crisis centre in Houston said: "We all know there is finger-pointing going on in Washington, but there's no finger-pointing going on here.
I'm not surewhat ProfTallis thinks but it seems to me that this kind of accusatory finger-pointing represents one of the more distasteful sides of human nature.
Jewell was handed a two-match touchline ban - suspended for 12 months - and a pounds 2,000 fine for his finger-pointing rant at referee Phil Dowd following Wigan's 2-1 defeat at Arsenal.
Second, don't reinforce the image of Democrats as unherdable cats by getting into a lot of finger-pointing or purges.
The literal finger-pointing motif ("They are not letting me in
Nevertheless, I have come to the conclusion that the most important thing at this juncture is to resolve things so that all the finger-pointing can stop and the rebuilding can proceed.