recriminative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj recriminative countering one charge with another "recriminatory arguments"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Recriminative Recriminatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recriminative Of the nature of or pertaining to recrimination; indulging in recrimination; recriminatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Recriminative recriminating or retorting accusations or charges
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Usage

In literature:

There were hot words in plenty and mutual recrimination, but Stoddard held the high moral ground.
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
You will see how easy recrimination would be on this ground.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Criminations and recriminations followed.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
He was met with recriminations.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
The dispute lasted for some years, with much mutual recrimination.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
Close to a thousand of them, screaming recriminations at one another.
"A Slave is a Slave" by Henry Beam Piper
Perhaps she did assail her sinister brother with recriminations and her father with tears.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
My grandparents went from surprise to indignation, from exhortation they passed to recrimination.
"The Promised Land" by Mary Antin
On the subject of taxation there was continual dispute, misunderstanding, recrimination.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
She could only fall back on her old recrimination.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
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In news:

The legacy firm of famed midcentury Modernist Minoru Yamasaki has closed its doors amid a sea of recriminations and debts.
Their fiery 11-year marriage would be characterized by plenty of spending, gambling, and epic battles, and would produce two sons and years of recriminations.
Bitter recrimination was the order of the day when the Richmond Braves ball club lit out for Gwinnett, Ga.
Recriminations fly faster than facts.
BRAVO The second part of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" reunion proved much juicier than the first part, with tears, name-calling and recriminations.
Conservative convention marked with intrigue and recrimination.
Conservative convention marked with intrigue and recrimination .
You can once again practice your sooth-saying gifts without fear of recrimination.
The Republican hand-wringers and recriminators are taking to Washington salons and opinion columns to lament the party's failure to appeal to Hispanics in the 2012 election.
DOHA, Qatar — The annual United Nations climate change negotiations drew to a close here late Saturday after the customary all-night negotiating session and the recriminations over who should bear the costs and burdens of a warming planet.
WASHINGTON — With the hours ticking away toward a self-imposed deadline, Congressional leaders conceded Sunday that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement were near failure and braced for recriminations over their inability to reach a deal.
Lead-up to convention and leadership vote marked with intrigue, recrimination and references to the Messiah.
The scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus gets more twisted and disturbing with each passing day — and one can be fairly certain far more recriminations are going to surface.
Bradley Manning's defense attorney argued Tuesday that the soldier was mistreated by his former jailers at the Marine Corps brig at Quantico to protect themselves from recriminations over their high-profile prisoner.
Bradley Manning's defense attorney argued Tuesday that the soldier's former jailers at the Marine Corps brig at Quantico mistreated him to protect themselves from recriminations over their high-profile prisoner.
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