Synonyms and Antonyms of decry
1 to express scornfully one's low opinion of scientists were quick to decry the claims of the psychic Synonyms of decry bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, diminish, dis (also diss) [slang], discount, dismiss, disparage, kiss off, minimize, play down, poor-mouth, put down, run down, talk down, trash, trash-talk, vilipend, write off Words Related to decry discommend; abuse, scold; disapprove (of), dislike; censure, condemn, criticize, denounce, reprehend, reprobate; asperse, defame, malign, rip, slander, slur, traduce, vilify; discredit, disgrace Phrases dump on Near Antonyms of decry approve, countenance, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, sanction; commend, compliment, eulogize Antonyms of decry acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
2 to declare to be morally wrong or evil a statement by the church decrying modern society's liberal attitude regarding marriage and divorce Synonyms of decry anathematize, censure, damn, condemn, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateWords Related to decry attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms of decry approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms of decry bless
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