Definitions

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  • adj. Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with of

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable; blamable: as, accusable of a crime.

Etymologies

From Latin accūsābilis ("accusable"), corresponding to accuse +‎ -able; compare French accusable. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is actually hard to think of a critic who is more alive to the finer shades of complicity, desire, guilt, ruthlessness, and so on than de Man; whatever else one thinks of his analysis of Rousseau's purloining of the ribbon, it is certainly not a reading easily accusable of psychological naivieté.

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

  • The land is only accusable in the winter because a large deep swamp surrounds it.

    NEW WEEKLY COLUMN: Green Building 101 | Inhabitat

  • And we've got to be extra careful in guarding the victim, but also careful that we don't accuse someone who's not accusable.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2003

  • But, excepting these high days of religious solemnity, when a man is called upon to show that he is not a pagan or a miscreant in the eldest of senses, by thumping, or trying to thump, somebody who is accused or accusable of being heterodox, the great ceremony of breakfast was allowed to sanctify the hour.

    Autobiographical Sketches

  • This real issues on quality, remember Avinash, if you have a part that doesn't work accusable, you can lose up to a thousand pounds of silicon and even at the reduced prices, that's unacceptable.

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