Definition of Finger-pointing

1. Noun. The imputation of blame. "They want all the finger-pointing about intelligence failures to stop"

Exact synonyms: Fingerpointing
Generic synonyms: Imputation

Definition of Finger-pointing

1. Noun. The making of accusations, the assigning of blame. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finger-pointing

finger's breadth
finger-lickin' good
finger-nose test
finger-pointing (current term)
finger-thumb reflex
finger-to-finger test
finger agnosia
finger alphabet
finger bowl
finger bowls
finger buffet
finger buffets
finger cymbals
finger food

Literary usage of Finger-pointing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to the Study of Sign Language Among the North American Indians by Garrick Mallery (1880)
"He then extended his right hand with his index-finger pointing upward, his eyes also being turned upward,—You told me of the Great Father. ..."

2. The Orator's Manual: A Practical and Philosophical Treatise on Vocal Culture by George Lansing Raymond (1910)
"O. Same as high O., with the wrist bent down more and first finger pointing more directly to the floor. In bk. O. the fingers sometimes point outward, ..."

3. The Priesthood of Believers in Its Relation to Inner Mission Work of by George Henry Gerberding (1920)
"Every expiatory sacrifice offered on an Old Testament altar was a finger pointing forward to the coming Christ and His sacrifice of Himself for the sin of ..."

4. A Little Sunshine by Walter E. Todd (1917)
"So he looks back and sees the same finger Pointing at him so he dares not linger Around the place where he once held full sway, So now he's been made to ..."

5. One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time With Struggling Readers, K-6 by Pat Johnson (2006)
"Occasionally I come across a child who is still finger pointing long after she needs to be. When I see finger pointing interfering with a child's fluency, ..."

6. The Manufacture of Pulp and Paper: A Textbook of Modern Pulp and Paper Mill by J. Newell Stephenson (1921)
"50. index finger pointing in the direction of the lines of force, the thumb at right angles to the index finger, and the middle finger pointing downward at ..."

7. Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition by Charles Godfrey Leland (1892)
"The man who has cast the evil fate, his wife, the violent oper.ition [ie, evil invocation], the finger pointing, the written spell, the curses, the sins, ..."

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