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

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The letter triggered an escalating fusillade of memos, tweets and public denunciations about motives and leadership. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Election themes surface in firefight over Tri-City Medical Center," 14 June 2019 The complaint, written by City Hall’s top attorney, Edward Siskel, lacks the hard-hitting language and denunciations of Smollett by Emanuel. Michael Tarm, The Seattle Times, "City of Chicago sues Jussie Smollett for investigative costs," 13 Apr. 2019 In his first denunciation, published Aug. 26, Vigano initially claimed Benedict had imposed sanctions against McCarrick prohibiting him from exercising public ministry, travelling or lecturing on behalf of the church. Nicole Winfield, Fox News, "Accuser denounces pope's silence over abuse cover-up claims," 28 Sep. 2018 His denunciations of globalism drew murmurs from other members of the organization that stands as the very embodiment of the notion. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump to meet with Netanyahu, chair Security Council meeting," 25 Sep. 2018 Though prosecutors might deny it, Mr. Trump’s public denunciations may also have influenced the timing of the recent decisions to indict two sitting GOP Congressmen within 90 days of an election. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Railing at Jeff Sessions," 24 Aug. 2018 European allies offered more denunciations of the move as a serious blow to peace efforts between Israelis and Palestinians, who also view part of Jerusalem as its capital for a possible future state. Author: Ruth Eglash, Anchorage Daily News, "Jerusalem welcomes US Embassy as Palestinians decry ‘hostile’ move," 14 May 2018 While both Pence and Trump offered denunciations of anti-Semitism, their words felt pro forma in light of their actions. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "My Jewish wedding was the day of the Pittsburgh shooting. Anti-Semites threatened it.," 2 Nov. 2018 Still others say that the encroaching role of politics in such broadcasts — including regular denunciations of President Trump, such as Robert De Niro’s profane comments at the Tonys — has taken its toll, as well. John Koblin, New York Times, "TV Ratings for Tonys Go Up, Bucking an Award-Show Trend," 11 June 2018

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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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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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