Definition of decry in English:

decry

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈkrʌɪ
 
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verb (decries, decrying, decried)

[with object]

Derivatives

decrier

noun
More example sentences
  • These theological doubters and decriers had questioned John the Baptist about the validity of his mission.
  • Sadly, I now have more sympathy for the average embattled professional than his or her decrier.
  • The decriers of greed, privilege, and degeneracy and champions of economic equality are forcefully rebutted in turn.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'decrease the value of coins by royal proclamation'): from de- 'down' + cry, on the pattern of French décrier 'cry down'.

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