from The Century Dictionary.
- Retorting accusation; recriminating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having the quality of recrimination; retorting accusation; recriminating.
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- adjective In the way of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective countering one charge with another
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Even so, Mr. Kerry said he said he hoped to avoid a counter-productive, "recriminatory, finger-pointing" argument in Islamabad.
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.
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.
But it earned the opprobrium of Germany, France and Russia, and developments elsewhere on the African continent exacerbated an already tense and recriminatory atmosphere.
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.
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.