the imputation of blame

they want all the finger-pointing about intelligence failures to stop

Syn: ↑fingerpointing
Hypernyms: ↑imputation

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noun [noncount]
: the act of blaming someone for a problem instead of trying to fix or solve it

This administration refuses to engage in finger-pointing.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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