accusation
noun
ADJECTIVE
serious
baseless, false, unfounded, unsubstantiated
ridiculous, wild
bitter
mutual

They sank into mutual accusation and recrimination.

public
veiled

She made a lot of thinly veiled accusations.

renewed, repeated
VERB + ACCUSATION
hurl, level at, make

They have the nerve to level these accusations against one of our most respected members.

face

Their father now faces an accusation of murder.

deny, dismiss, refute, reject
prove, substantiate, support

New evidence has emerged which supports the accusation against her.

ACCUSATION + VERB
fly, fly around

There seem to be a lot of wild accusations flying around.

PREPOSITION
amid accusations

He fled the country amid accusations of fraud.

accusation against

You made a public accusation of misconduct against Saunders.

accusation of

He was forced to defend himself against accusations of plagiarism.

PHRASES
bring an accusation against sb

She rejected all the accusations brought against her.


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