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de·cry

 (dĭ-krī′)
tr.v. de·cried, de·cry·ing, de·cries
1.
a. To condemn as wrong or reprehensible: "an editorial in which he decried the proliferation of cheap handguns" (Bill Turque).
b. To express disapproval of (a person); denounce: "I could not bear to hear my old nurse so decried" (Charles Dickens). See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.

[French décrier, from Old French descrier : des-, de- + crier, to cry; see cry.]

de·cri′er n.

decry

(dɪˈkraɪ)
vb (tr) , -cries, -crying or -cried
1. to express open disapproval of; disparage
2. (Economics) to depreciate by proclamation: to decry obsolete coinage.
[C17: from Old French descrier, from des- dis-1 + crier to cry]
deˈcrial n
deˈcrier n

de•cry

(dɪˈkraɪ)

v.t. -cried, -cry•ing.
1. to disparage openly.
2. to depreciate by proclamation, as coins.
[1610–20; < French décrier,]
de•cri′al, n.
de•cri′er, n.
syn: decry, denigrate, deprecate involve the expression of censure or disapproval. decry means to denounce or to express public disapproval of: to decry all forms of discrimination. denigrate means to defame or to sully the reputation or character of: to denigrate the memory of a ruler. deprecate means to express regretful disapproval of or to plead against: to deprecate a new policy.

decry


Past participle: decried
Gerund: decrying

Imperative
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Present
I decry
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am decrying
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Present Perfect
I have decried
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Past Continuous
I was decrying
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Past Perfect
I had decried
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Future
I will decry
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Future Perfect
I will have decried
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Future Continuous
I will be decrying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decrying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decrying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decrying
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Conditional
I would decry
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Past Conditional
I would have decried
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decry - express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"

decry

verb condemn, blame, abuse, blast, flame (informal), denounce, put down, criticize, run down, discredit, censure, detract, denigrate, belittle, disparage, rail against, depreciate, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), lambast(e), traduce, excoriate, derogate, cry down, asperse He is impatient with those who decry the scheme.

decry

verb
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
Translations

decry

[dɪˈkraɪ] VT (= strongly criticize) → criticar, censurar; (= belittle) → menospreciar

decry

decry

[dɪˈkraɪ] vt (frm) → condannare, deplorare
References in classic literature ?
Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as Communistic by its opponents in power?
Although our productions have afforded more extensive and unaffected pleasure than those of any other literary corporation in the world, no species of composition has been so much decried.
They have decried all free government as inconsistent with the order of society, and have indulged themselves in malicious exultation over its friends and partisans.
Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition, of which the Protestant divines, even while they vilified and decried that class of writers, were yet constrained often to avail themselves.
When Correggio's Holy Families were admired, they admired Correggio's Holy Families; when he was decried in favour of Velasquez, they sedulously followed suit without any personal objection.
They discounted their virtues, suspected their motives, decried their successes; were scandalized at their duplicity or were doubtful about their courage.
The worship of the senses has often, and with much justice, been decried, men feeling a natural instinct of terror about passions and sensations that seem stronger than themselves, and that they are conscious of sharing with the less highly organized forms of existence.
I could not bear to hear my old nurse so decried, and made the subject of such a wish.
They decried the roofing system that leaks during rainy weather; unfinished restrooms; lack of doors and windows; wobbly wall partitions; and cracked concrete roads.
KARACHI -- Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Monday decried attempts to restrict his party in the political scene through 'horse-trading' in Senate elections, saying he would challenge the results in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
In the motion by Speaker, Micheal Adeyemo; Deputy Speaker, Musah Abdulwasi and Majority Leader, Kehinde Subair, the Assembly decried that the constituents were usually at the receiving end of lack of continuity of constituency projects.
The residents, during a kgotla meeting by Mr Mabeo, decried high volumes of accidents, which have resulted in many deaths of the village inhabitants, citing among others, primary school pupils.