recriminatory


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re·crim·i·nate

 (rĭ-krĭm′ə-nāt′)
v. re·crim·i·nat·ed, re·crim·i·nat·ing, re·crim·i·nates
v.tr.
To accuse in return.
v.intr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.recriminatory - countering one charge with another; "recriminatory arguments"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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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.
By integrating all the services, the reforms eliminate the divisive and recriminatory categorization within the bureaucracy.
It was an eye-opener for Frankie who published the discussion, much of it recriminatory, in one issue of his Solidarity magazine.
Yet if ever a man's personality underpinned a turnaround - and let's face it after the recriminatory week the Lions endured in the buildup this was some turnaround - then Warburton's did so in Wellington.
Yet if ever a man's personality underpinned a turnaround - and let's face it after the recriminatory week the Lions endured in the build-up this was some turnaround - then Warburton's did so in Wellington.
The first aspect refers to the way in which the comment is made: possibly strong, negative, reiterative comments are perceived by the receiver as too aggressive, recriminatory, and harmful to their professional and personal image, and generators of anxiety.
In the meantime, the recriminatory post-Brexit debate in the Labour Party is polarised between Blairites and the Corbynistas, each in their own way committed to the view that in order to save the party it is necessary to destroy it.
It is therefore understandable that the Prime Minister has decided to delay activation of Article 50, until next March, so as to ensure that new teams are fully resourced, up to date, and able to hold their own in what is considered by the Press to be shaping up to become a hard fought, vitriolic, recriminatory negotiation.
Certainly the disaster narratives I have cited disrupt the pastoral, romanticized ideal South of much earlier writing: rather than lovingly enfolding and sustaining human life, the landscape in these examples is recriminatory, vengeful, holding grudges rather than forgiving.
They had not,the bride finally wrote (15 March 1887), almost a year after, obviously in reply to Jose's recriminatory letter.
Despite the recriminatory tone of the book, it does more than pointing fingers in the usual East-West divide: it situates an entire region in what is one of the most important debates today.
We cannot leave aside these processes and make recriminatory statements through media.