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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section IV. Moral Affections
2. Moral Sentiments
 
938. Accusation.
 
  
NOUN:ACCUSATION, charge, imputation, slur, inculpation, exprobration [rare], delation; crimination, incrimination, accrimination [obs.], recrimination; tu quoque argument; invective [See Disapprobation].
  denunciation, denouncement [archaic]; libel, challenge, citation, arraignment, impeachment, appeachment [obs.], indictment, bill of indictment, true bill; lawsuit [See Lawsuit]; condemnation [See Condemnation].
  gravamen of a charge, head and front of one’s offending, argumentum ad hominem [L.]; scandal (detraction) [See Detraction]; scandalum magnatum [L.].
  ACCUSER, prosecutor, plaintiff, complainant, libelant, delator, informant, informer.
  ACCUSED, defendant, prisoner, respondent, corespondent; litigant; panel.
  
VERB:ACCUSE, charge, tax, impute, twit, taunt with, reproach; brand with reproach; stigmatize, slur; cast a stone at, cast a slur on; criminate, incriminate, inculpate, implicate; call to account (censure) [See Disapprobation]; take to -blame, - task; put in the black book.
  inform against, indict, denounce, arraign; impeach, appeach [obs.]; have up, show up [colloq.], pull up [colloq.]; challenge, cite, lodge a complaint; prosecute, bring an action against [See Lawsuit]; blow upon [colloq.], squeal [slang].
  charge with, saddle with; lay to one’s -door, - charge; lay the blame on, bring home to; cast -, throw- in one’s teeth; cast the first stone at.
  have -, keep- a rod in pickle for; have a crow to pluck with.
  trump up a charge.
  
ADJECTIVE:ACCUSING &c. v.; accusatory, accusative, imputative, denunciatory, recriminatory, criminatory.
  ACCUSED &c. v.; suspected; under -suspicion, - a cloud, - surveillance.
  IN CUSTODY, in detention, in the lock-up, in the watch-house, in the jug [slang], in stir [slang], in the house of detention.
  ACCUSABLE, imputable, indefensible, inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable; vicious [See Beauty].
  
INTERJECTION:look at home! tu quoque [L.] (retaliation) [See Retaliation].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Qui s’excuse s’accuse.
  2. The breath of accusation kills an innocent name.—Shelley
  3. Thou canst not say I did it.—Macbeth

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