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September 20th, 2019

Word of the Day 09/20/19 Decry

Decry (verb)
de·cry [dih-krahy]
(previously 05-22-13)

verb (used with object)
1. to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of: She decried the lack of support for the arts in this country.
2. to condemn or depreciate by proclamation, as foreign or obsolete coins.

RELATED FORMS
de·cri·er, noun
un·de·cried, adjective

CAN BE CONFUSED
descry

SYNONYMS
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1. belittle, disparage, discredit, depreciate, minimize.

SYNONYM STUDY
Decry, denigrate, deprecate, derogate all involve the expression of censure or disapproval. Decry means to express one's vigorous disapproval of or to denounce: to decry all forms of discrimination. Denigrate means to speak damagingly of, to criticize in derogative terms: denigrating his works as trifling and poorly executed. Deprecate implies the expression of earnest, thoughtful disapproval: to deprecate a plan because of possible environmental damage. Derogate means to speak in such a way as to decrease the status, high quality, or good reputation of someone or something, making the person or object seem of less value: Fear of change makes them derogate every proposal put forth.

Origin: 1610–20; < French décrier, Old French descrier. See dis- , cry

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