accounting for, accusal, accusation, accusing, adverse criticism, allegation, allegement, animadversion, answerability, application, arraignment, arrogation, ascription, aspersion, assignation, assignment, attachment, attaint, attribution, bad notices, bad press, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bend sinister, bill of particulars, black eye, black mark, blame, blot, blur, brand, bringing of charges, bringing to book, broad arrow, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, challenge, champain, charge, complaint, connection with, count, credit, criticism, delation, denouncement, denunciation, derivation from, disparagement, etiology, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, honor, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, impeachment, implication, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, knock, lawsuit, laying of charges, mark of Cain, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, onus, overcriticalness, palaetiology, personal remark, personality, pestering, pettifogging, pillorying, placement, plaint, point champain, priggishness, prosecution, quibble, quibbling, rap, reference to, reflection, reprimand, reproach, reproachfulness, responsibility, saddling, slam, slur, sly suggestion, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stricture, suggestion, suit, swipe, taint, taking exception, tarnish, taxing, trichoschistism, true bill, uncomplimentary remark, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation, whispering campaign
attribution, theory, etiology, ascription, reference to, rationale, accounting for, palaetiology, imputation
, derivation from, filiation, affiliation, pedigree, explanation, reason why, attributed, attributable, referable to, referrible to, due to, derivable from, owing to, putative, ecbatic, hence, thence, therefore, for, since, on account of, because, owing to, on that account, from this cause, from that cause, thanks to, forasmuch as, whence, propter hoc, why? wherefore? whence? how comes it, how is it, how happens it? how does it happen? in some way, in some such way, somehow, somehow or other, that is why, hinc illae lachrymae.
disrepute, discredit, ill repute, bad repute, bad name, bad odor, bad favor, ill name, ill odor, ill favor, disapprobation, ingloriousness, derogation, abasement, debasement, abjectness, degradation, dedecoration, a long farewell to all my greatness, odium, obloquy, opprobrium, ignominy, dishonor, disgrace, shame, humiliation, scandal, baseness, vileness, turpitude, infamy, tarnish, taint, defilement, pollution, stain, blot, spot, blur, stigma, brand, reproach, imputation
, slur, crying shame, burning shame, scandalum magnatum, badge of infamy, blot in one's escutcheon, bend sinister, bar sinister, champain, point champain, byword of reproach, Ichabod, argumentum ad verecundiam, sense of shame, disgraced, blown upon, shorn of its beams, shorn of one's glory, overcome, downtrodden, loaded with shame, in bad repute, out of repute, out of favor, out of fashion, out of countenance, at a discount, under a cloud, under an eclipse, unable to show one's face, in the shade, in the background, out at elbows, down at the elbows, down in the world, inglorious, nameless, renownless, obscure, unknown to fame, unnoticed, unnoted, unhonored, unglorified, shameful, disgraceful, discreditable, disreputable, despicable, questionable, unbecoming, unworthy, derogatory, degrading, humiliating, infra dignitatem, dedecorous, scandalous, infamous, too bad, unmentionable, ribald, opprobrious, errant, shocking, outrageous, notorious, ignominious, scrubby, dirty, abject, vile, beggarly, pitiful, low, mean, shabby base, to one's shame be it spoken, Int, fie!, shame!, for shame!, proh pudor!, O tempora!, O mores!, ough!, sic transit gloria mundi!.
accusation, charge, imputation
, slur, inculpation, exprobration, delation, crimination, incrimination, accrimination, recrimination, tu quoque argument, invective, denunciation, denouncement, libel, challenge, citation, arraignment, impeachment, appeachment, indictment, bill of indictment, true bill, lawsuit, condemnation, gravamen of a charge, head and front of one's offending, argumentum ad hominem, scandal, scandalum magnatum, accuser, prosecutor, plaintiff, relator, informer, appellant, accused, defendant, prisoner, perpetrator, panel, respondent, litigant, accusing, accusatory, accusative, imputative, denunciatory, recriminatory, criminatory, accused, suspected, under suspicion, under a cloud, under surveillance, in custody, in detention, in the lockup, in the watch house, in the house of detention, accusable, imputable, indefensible, inexcusable, unpardonable, unjustifiable, vicious, Int, look at home, tu quoque, the breath of accusation kills an innocent name, thou can'st not say I did it.