de·​nun·​ci·​a·​tion di-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce denunciation (audio)
: 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
denunciative adjective
denunciatory 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 Indeed, the denunciation of the kiss, videos and photographs of which proliferated in Spanish social media and across the country’s newspapers and television screens, came from across the political spectrum. Rachel Chaundler, New York Times, 28 Aug. 2023 But the publicity, from ecclesiastical denunciations to stories of viewers fainting in shock, yielded astronomical profit. Adam Bernstein,, 7 Aug. 2023 Indeed, the white-hot denunciations Democratic professionals reserve for prospective centrist third-party campaigns communicates more about what this White House perceives to be its real weaknesses. Noah Rothman, National Review, 17 July 2023 With a few notable exceptions -- as seen in his former Vice President Mike Pence's denunciation on Tuesday -- Trump's rivals aren't making the cases against him into campaign issues, while conservative voters rally behind, rather than reject, the former president. Rick Klein, ABC News, 1 Aug. 2023 The recordings sparked widespread denunciation and led to the resignation of two major political figures — then-City Council President Nury Martinez and Ron Herrera, who was in charge of the labor federation at that time. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 24 July 2023 Advertisement Nevertheless, Jayapal found herself on the backfoot, with a cavalcade of denunciations aimed at her and the handful of liberal lawmakers who spoke up in her defense. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 19 July 2023 Yet even this compromise brought a forceful denunciation from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Justin Logan and Joshua Shifrinson, Foreign Affairs, 7 July 2023 If the left saw the shooting as typifying a government with a tough law-and-order agenda, the right stepped up its denunciations on Thursday of the protests that left cars, schools and government buildings in flames overnight. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 29 June 2023 See More

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Word History


see denounce

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of denunciation was in 1548

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“Denunciation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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de·​nun·​ci·​a·​tion di-ˌnən(t)-sē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce denunciation (audio)
: the act of denouncing
especially : a public charge of wrongdoing
denunciatory adjective

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