decry


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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
you decry
he/she/it decries
we decry
you decry
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Preterite
I decried
you decried
he/she/it decried
we decried
you decried
they decried
Present Continuous
I am decrying
you are decrying
he/she/it is decrying
we are decrying
you are decrying
they are decrying
Present Perfect
I have decried
you have decried
he/she/it has decried
we have decried
you have decried
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Past Continuous
I was decrying
you were decrying
he/she/it was decrying
we were decrying
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Past Perfect
I had decried
you had decried
he/she/it had decried
we had decried
you had decried
they had decried
Future
I will decry
you will decry
he/she/it will decry
we will decry
you will decry
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Future Perfect
I will have decried
you will have decried
he/she/it will have decried
we will have decried
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Future Continuous
I will be decrying
you will be decrying
he/she/it will be decrying
we will be decrying
you will be decrying
they will be decrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decrying
you have been decrying
he/she/it has been decrying
we have been decrying
you have been decrying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decrying
you will have been decrying
he/she/it will have been decrying
we will have been decrying
you will have been decrying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decrying
you had been decrying
he/she/it had been decrying
we had been decrying
you had been decrying
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Conditional
I would decry
you would decry
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we 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 ?
A whole town may be talking of his affairs; may calumniate and decry him, but if he has no good friends, he will know nothing about it.
Very far from it, my dear Miss Monson--as far as possible--I am the last man to decry my beautiful countrywomen, who are second to no others in appearance, certainly; if they do not dress as richly, it is because they do not need it.
Like Betts, I will not decry my countrywomen, but I shall protest against the doctrine of their having ALL the beauty in the world.
Yet, although Skelton said he would not decry any good man or any good work, his spirit was a mocking one.
Rossetti and his friends did not decry the noble idealism of Raphael himself, but they felt that in trying to follow his grand style the art of their own time had become too abstract and conventional.
To make a vaunt of being poor was another of the incidents of his splenetic state, though this may have had the design in it of showing that he ought to be rich; just as he would publicly laud and decry the Barnacles, lest it should be forgotten that he belonged to the family.
Some political pundits and antigay leaders accused anonymous gay rights activists of showing the very kind of intolerance they decry in others after they defaced a billboard for an "ex-gay" conference in St.
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Some decry the whole thing as a hoax, others maintain that there is truth behind these seemingly wild accusations of off-world secret government bases.
We therefore decry this act of marginalization and request that the provinces have access and participation in this forum.
These hard-hitting speeches decry many aspects of our country's off-hand treatment of the arts.
Some researchers decry the practice of permitting babies and young children to sleep in the same bed as their parents do, warning of its potential to smother youngsters, both physically and emotionally.