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- adj. In the way of recriminations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the quality of recrimination; retorting accusation; recriminating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Retorting accusation; recriminating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. countering one charge with another
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When he inquires as to whether she is okay after what seems to be a pretty recriminatory breakup, she accuses him of hitting on her.
Even so, Mr. Kerry said he said he hoped to avoid a counter-productive, "recriminatory, finger-pointing" argument in Islamabad.
Yet even among close friends, there are only two acceptable marriage narratives: the head-over-heels love story and the sardonically put-upon, hopelessly resigned farce with the characters in “the antipathetic, recriminatory mood of the average husband and wife of Christendom,” as Thomas Hardy sardonically put it a century ago.
But there's every reason to expect that Americans will be in a recriminatory mood.
There are no shortage of recriminatory theories for President Obama's precipitous fall from would-be messiah, to near pariah.
A turning point came in 1991, following Saddam's recriminatory killing of Kurds following the Gulf War.
Combined with his glumly parsimonious economic message, this social pessimism now makes him seem unappealingly bitter and recriminatory.
But it earned the opprobrium of Germany, France and Russia, and developments elsewhere on the African continent exacerbated an already tense and recriminatory atmosphere.
If they enter into conversation, it is usually of an ironical or recriminatory nature.
Close observers of the writers' strike, with its recriminatory and despairing overtones, might be excused for not turning cartwheels over the mutual announcement that the WGA and the AMPTP are planning to go back into negotiations on Monday.