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tr.v. de·nounced, de·nounc·ing, de·nounc·es
1. To condemn openly as being wrong or reprehensible. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
3. To give formal announcement of the ending of (a treaty).

[Middle English denouncen, to proclaim, from Anglo-Norman denuncier and Medieval Latin dēnūntiāre, both from Latin : dē-, de- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

de·nounce′ment n.
de·nounc′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.denouncement - a public act of denouncingdenouncement - a public act of denouncing    
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
excoriation - severe censure
diatribe, fulmination - thunderous verbal attack
philippic, tirade, broadside - a speech of violent denunciation
damnation - the act of damning
curse, execration, condemnation - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
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A charging of someone with a misdeed:
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He manifested in his dog's brain the free agency of life, by which all the generations of metaphysicians have postulated God, and by which all the deterministic philosophers have been led by the nose despite their clear denouncement of it as sheer illusion.
He had played too much poker to be unaware or unappreciative of the psychological factor, and he headed Dowsett off in order to play the denouncement of the present game in his own way.
Oh, my prostrate friends, with the galling yoke of tyrants on your necks and the iron foot of despotism treading down your fallen forms into the dust of the earth, upon which right glad would your oppressors be to see you creeping on your bellies all the days of your lives, like the serpent in the garden - oh, my brothers, and shall I as a man not add, my sisters too, what do you say, now, of Stephen Blackpool, with a slight stoop in his shoulders and about five foot seven in height, as set forth in this degrading and disgusting document, this blighting bill, this pernicious placard, this abominable advertisement; and with what majesty of denouncement will you crush the viper, who would bring this stain and shame upon the God-like race that happily has cast him out for ever!
The peculiar province of the Pulpit in New England (always excepting the Unitarian Ministry) would appear to be the denouncement of all innocent and rational amusements.
Furthermore, Tarawneh urged the international community and all the governmental and the national parliamentary forces to come together to spread the principles of coexistence and tolerance, as well as the denouncement of violence and extremism.
This denouncement was delivered by Arab League's permanent observer at UN and international organizations headquarters in Geneva Ambassador Ali Al-Sammak to the sixth session of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said, "The UAE expresses its condemnation and the denouncement of these acts of terrorism and reiterates its principled rejection of all acts of violence and terrorism.''
The position of the Manso Nkwanta Traditional Council follows the denouncement of Nana Kwadwo Tonto Boamah, an opinion leader, who had been entrusted to take care of the community over the years in the absence of a chief.
And after the ritual humiliation came the denouncement of the guilty and the salvation of the innocent.
A vote for Brexit is a vote for democracy and a denouncement of tyranny.
"Even in sentencing a terrorist after conviction under the proposed counter terrorism law, a reduced sentence can be handed down after considering mitigating factors such as a public denunciation of terrorism, provision of reparations to the victims and a public denouncement of violence etc.
The Committee saluted the steadfastness of the captives from the occupied Syrian Golan, including Sedqi al-Maqet, reiterating its denouncement of the artbitrary arrests carried out by the Israeli occupation against the people of the occupied Syrian Golan.