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

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Other Words from denunciation

denunciative \ di-​ˈnən(t)-​sē-​ˌā-​tiv How to pronounce denunciative (audio) \ adjective
denunciatory \ di-​ˈnən(t)-​sē-​ə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce denunciatory (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 Hours later — only after Democrats issued furious denunciations of Kavanaugh — did the Times add a rather significant editor’s note. The Editors, National Review, "The Ongoing Smear Campaign against Brett Kavanaugh," 16 Sep. 2019 Like Slotkin, Moulton began his statement with an obligatory denunciation of Suleimani’s deeds. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Gutless Response to Trump’s Airstrike," 3 Jan. 2020 Until Thursday, when China’s internet minders dialed down the passions, the Chinese online world was filled with denunciations of the protests. New York Times, "China’s Political Correctness: One Country, No Arguments," 11 Oct. 2019 Still defiant, Hillary Clinton did not miss the opportunity to offer strident denunciations of the Trump administration. Eliza Fawcett,, "Hundreds drawn ‘to see strong women talking about strong women’ as Hillary, Chelsea Clinton promote book in New Haven," 29 Oct. 2019 On Thursday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry issued another angry denunciation of the United States, and especially of Washington's criticism of its weapons tests. Arkansas Online, "2nd test held at rocket site, N. Korea says," 15 Dec. 2019 Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee released it, the denunciations and rebukes came mostly from the usual suspects, and life went on. Jim Geraghty, National Review, "The CIA Torture Bombshell That Didn’t Change Anything," 20 Nov. 2019 Republicans and Democrats in the House, bitterly divided over the Trump impeachment inquiry, banded together Wednesday for an overwhelming 354-60 denunciation of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Zeke Miller,, "Trump hails Syria cease-fire after he played role in crisis; fighting continues," 18 Oct. 2019 Republicans and Democrats in the House, bitterly divided over the Trump impeachment inquiry, banded together Wednesday for an overwhelming 354-60 denunciation of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Washington Post, "Pence meets with Erdogan, seeking Syria border cease-fire," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of denunciation

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for denunciation

see denounce

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The first known use of denunciation was in 1548

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“Denunciation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of denunciation

: a public statement that strongly criticizes someone or something as being bad or wrong : a statement that denounces something or someone

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