denunciation

noun
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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That's not to say that comments by Democrats haven't been worthy of denunciation, however. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "With antisemitism on the rise, criticism of Israel fuels political charges of hate," 11 July 2019 After its thunderous denunciations of Bibi Netanyahu and Donald Trump, will pundits, editorial boards, and reporters take a look at the scandal hiding in plain sight? David French, National Review, "Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel," 16 Aug. 2019 Trump’s harsh denunciations were another sign of his willingness to exploit the nation’s racial divisions heading into the 2020 campaign. Deb Riechmann, The Denver Post, "Trump blasts congresswomen of color; crowd chants “Send her back!”," 18 July 2019 Trump's harsh denunciations were another sign of his willingness to exploit the nation's racial divisions heading into the 2020 campaign. Deb Riechmann, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump slams congresswomen at rally; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’," 18 July 2019 Trump's harsh denunciations were another sign of his willingness to exploit the nation's racial divisions heading into the 2020 campaign. Deb Riechmann, chicagotribune.com, "President Trump again slams Democratic congresswomen at campaign rally as crowd chants ‘Send her back!’," 18 July 2019 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, BostonGlobe.com, "Elizabeth Warren wants to break up big tech. Its workers don’t want to break up with her," 27 July 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

noun

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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