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 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 His recent denunciation of Trump sounded unequivocal. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "Why McConnell Dumped Trump," 23 Jan. 2021 The finding is the harshest denunciation yet by any government against China’s policies in Xinjiang. Chris Buckley,, "US says China’s repression of Uighurs is ‘genocide’," 19 Jan. 2021 The president’s denunciation of the process is consistent with a fear that the 2020 campaign could come to an extended and acrimonious conclusion that leaves uncertainty about election integrity. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, "Germany fears 'constitutional crisis' in US after Trump claims victory too soon," 4 Nov. 2020 The Lincoln Project's Wilson said a last-minute denunciation of Trump won't help departing officials lose the taint of their connection to this presidency. Aamer Madhani, Star Tribune, "Stay or go? After Trump-fueled riot, aides debate early exit," 8 Jan. 2021 More than 73 million Americans followed Trump with his Pied Piper refrain of denial, denunciation, and destruction. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "What Now?," 19 Nov. 2020 Romney, now a Utah senator, issued a scathing denunciation of Cruz and his maneuvers on Saturday. Elizabeth Thompson, Dallas News, "Cruz makes ‘historically misleading’ comparison in citing 1876 as precedent for special inquiry on Biden’s electoral win," 4 Jan. 2021 The speech represented Biden’s most forceful defense of the election - and his own legitimacy as president - as well as his most complete denunciation of Trump’s fraudulent claims. Matt Viser, Anchorage Daily News, "Biden speaks on power of democracy in counter to Trump’s attempts to overturn results," 15 Dec. 2020 One is the path of common humanity and common citizenship, the other of perpetual enmity and denunciation. Daniel J. Mahoney, National Review, "Totalitarianism on Campus," 17 Oct. 2020

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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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“Denunciation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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