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 This changed when the countries became bitterly estranged in the 1960s; then, the Chinese Communist Party commissioned researchers to interview aging survivors of the massacre and produce denunciations of Russian actions. Andrew Higgins, New York Times, "On Russia-China Border, Selective Memory of Massacre Works for Both Sides," 26 Mar. 2020 The Protestant Reformers applied Paul’s denunciations of... Barton Swaim, WSJ, "A New Take on the Apostle Paul," 16 May 2019 In a country where freely expressing opinions is a risky endeavor, her denunciations have put her in the sights of the government’s security apparatus. Abdi Latif Dahir, New York Times, "‘I Refuse to Be Repentant’: The Woman Challenging Uganda’s Ruler," 3 Apr. 2020 President Trump has repeatedly cited the case in his denunciations of sanctuary cities. Bob Egelko,, "Garcia-Zarate, acquitted of murdering Kate Steinle, to undergo 2nd psychiatric exam," 19 Feb. 2020 The Democratic candidates may keep in lockstep in their denunciations of Mr Trump’s foreign policy. The Economist, "The world intrudes The Democrats’ debate in Iowa covers foreign policy at last," 15 Jan. 2020 In fact, the denunciations of the Chinese wet markets have little or nothing to do with reducing the threat of future epidemics. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "The Senator in the Soup," 7 Apr. 2020 But Kagame and his lieutenants have succeeded in framing any acknowledgment of their own crimes as a further martyring of their ethnic community, equating the denunciation of crimes against humanity with the denial of a genocide. Maggie Calt, Harper's magazine, "Brutal from the Beginning," 22 July 2019 Actors, singers and other public figures joined in the denunciation of the case. The Economist, "What Ivan Golunov’s ordeal reveals about Russia," 12 June 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 28 May. 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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