AskDefine | Define decry

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decry v : express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: condemn, reprobate, objurgate, excoriate] [also: decried]

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American (SAMPA): [d@"kraI]


  1. To denounce as harmful.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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