Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable; blamable: as, accusable of a crime.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Liable to be accused or censured; chargeable with a crime or fault; blamable; -- with
- From Latin accūsābilis ("accusable"), corresponding to accuse + -able; compare French accusable. (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“The land is only accusable in the winter because a large deep swamp surrounds it.”
“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.”
“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.”
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