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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Many in the Democratic primary field have heightened their denunciations of Mr. Trump, labeling him a racist and a white supremacist. New York Times, "At Iowa’s Wing Ding Dinner, Democrats Assail G.O.P. on Gun Control," 9 Aug. 2019 But across the world, many were more direct in their denunciation of the root causes of the violence and Trump potential role in it. Ruby Mellen, Washington Post, "As world watches violence in El Paso, some point finger at Trump’s rhetoric," 4 Aug. 2019 With her denunciations of big tech and corporate greed, Warren has tapped into simmering discontent within the industry itself about the size, power, and ethics of its companies. Jess Bidgood,, "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up big tech. Its workers don’t want to break up with her," 27 July 2019 Front-runner Joe Biden will have to answer for his sudden denunciation of the longstanding Hyde Amendment, which bars federal healthcare funds from being used for abortions. Mary Mcnamara,, "Commentary: The first Democratic debate won’t break ratings records. And that’s OK," 26 June 2019 But her denunciation of President Trump during the 2016 presidential primary has drawn attacks from her opponent, Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson, a former active Democrat who spoke on behalf of Al Gore at that party’s 2000 national convention. Reid J. Epstein, WSJ, "Wisconsin Primary Shows Waning Power of State’s GOP Leaders," 13 Aug. 2018 Shown in close-up, the adults speak to the teacher’s cruelty in trying to compel a denunciation as well as his incompetence in wasting class time and boring students by silently drawing on the blackboard. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Paradox at the Heart of Abbas Kiarostami’s Early Films," 26 July 2019 His complaints look different in light of his denunciations of minority members of Congress for lodging their own complaints. Los Angeles Times, "Impeachment, always a longshot, fades in wake of Mueller hearing," 26 July 2019 The first song is a fierce denunciation of mediocrity, capitalism, and the state of the globe rendered in outward-looking, protest-ready manifesto statements. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Political Punk Rock That Protests Its Own Singer," 21 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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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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