Simple Definition of decry
: to say publicly and forcefully that you regard (something) as bad, wrong, etc.
Full Definition of decry
1 : to depreciate (as a coin) officially or publicly
2 : to express strong disapproval of <decry the emphasis on sex>
decrierplay \-ˈkrī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of decry in a sentence
In her article, she decries the pollution of the environment by manufacturers.
Violence on television is generally decried as harmful to children.
Origin and Etymology of decry
French décrier, from Old French decrier, from de- + crier to cry
First Known Use: 1614
Synonym Discussion of decry
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