de·​nun·​ci·​a·​tion | \ di-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce denunciation (audio) \

Definition of denunciation

: an act of denouncing the denunciation of violence the denunciation of one's enemies their denunciation of him as a spy especially : a public condemnation drew strong denunciations from world leaders

Other Words from denunciation

denunciative \ di-​ˈnən(t)-​sē-​ˌā-​tiv How to pronounce denunciation (audio) \ adjective
denunciatory \ di-​ˈnən(t)-​sē-​ə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce denunciation (audio) \ adjective

Examples of denunciation in a Sentence

The attack drew strong denunciations from leaders around the world. the official denunciation of the congresswoman's actions before the full house
Recent Examples on the Web Wallace's bolt from Fox News -- and his recent denunciation of its programming -- gave CNN+ the kind of publicity boost a new venture needs. Bill Goodykoontz, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 There's been, of course, rhetorical support or the absence of clear rhetoric and denunciation, or the absence of enunciation by China of what Russia is doing. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2022 Eugène Ionesco’s 1959 comedy, a cornerstone of the absurdist theater movement and a denunciation of conformity in all its political and social manifestations, isn’t revived often nowadays. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Over the past few weeks, demonstrators from Chicago to Mexico City to London have wielded Ukraine’s national flower in denunciation of Russian aggression, gathering in the streets while holding up sunflowers and wearing sunflower crowns. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Mar. 2022 Unlike Gergiev, Netrebko issued a quick and unequivocal denunciation of Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine. David Thomas, National Review, 15 Mar. 2022 Thanks to that episode, and to Winston Churchill’s denunciation of the agreement, the names of Munich, Chamberlain, and appeasement have ever since been bywords for perfidious betrayal. Geoffrey Wheatcroft, The New Republic, 21 Feb. 2022 For Nguyen, whose viral video last year imploring media outlets to cover crimes against Asian Americans was linked to President Joe Biden's denunciation of the violence, elevating stories of Asian America is a first step toward finding solutions. Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News, 17 Feb. 2022 Taiwan Affairs Office issued an angry denunciation of Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu on its official Weibo account. Jacob Gu,, 2 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of denunciation

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for denunciation

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“Denunciation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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