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accusatory

ac·cu·sa·to·ry

accusatory

pronunciation:
kyu z to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being or containing an accusation.
The question was accusatory and the reply to it was defensive.She tried to sound calm and neutral, but her tone was accusatory.
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The word accusatory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).