- Finger pointing is defined as casting blame or assigning the blame for something to someone else.
An example of finger pointing is telling your mom "My sister broke the vase!"
A woman engaged in finger-pointing.
finger-pointing definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
the act of assigning blame as for a harmful policy or unwise decision to another or others, often in an effort to deflect blame from oneself
finger-pointing definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The act of blaming someone for something; the imputation of blame.