incriminating (adj) – causing or proving that one is guilty of wrongdoing (also incriminatory)
BREAKDOWN: IN- (in) + CRIM- (legal offense) + -ATE (to make or do) + -ING (process of)
— to incriminate is to accuse of a crime or indicate guilt
This word is built on the root CRIM-, which means judgment, accusation, or legal offense.
Common CRIM- words include crime and criminal.
More esoteric CRIM- words include recriminatory.