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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)

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.

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."