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Definition of "decry" [de•cry]

  • To condemn openly. (verb-transitive)
  • To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor. (verb-transitive)
  • To express open disapproval of; disparage (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To depreciate by proclamation (verb)

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Use "decry" in a sentence
  • "But the continuing illegal flow of people into this country, which so many conservatives decry, is a product of those mechanisms."
  • "That is because heavy majorities of the voters support the various exercises of Presidential power which you decry from the NSA spying program to the MSA."
  • "The calls decry high gasoline prices, linking them to Democratic opposition to expanded oil exploration and gasoline-tax cuts."