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denunciation

Syllabification: de·nun·ci·a·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˌnənsēˈāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of denunciation in English:

noun

1Public condemnation of someone or something.
Example sentences
  • Litigation, public denunciations, and even bribery proved fruitless.
  • They issued the immediate denunciations and condemnations, even called them idiots and monsters.
  • Responding to this personal attack, Paul's comments are a sarcastic rebuttal of the denunciations of his victims.
1.1The action of informing against someone.
Example sentences
  • Even after Nicholas ordered that false denunciations should be punished, the flood of accusations continued.
  • In addition to self-denunciation, they wallowed in orgies of accusation against others.
  • She wrote out carefully and with a steady hand that denunciation of Citizen-Deputy Déroulède which has become an historical document, and is preserved in the chronicles of France.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin denuntiatio(n-), from the verb denuntiare (see denounce). The original sense was 'public announcement', also 'formal accusation or charge'; the main sense dates from the mid 19th century.

Derivatives

denunciator

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈnənsēˌātər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Usually the denunciator is not strong himself, otherwise he would not find time for condemnation.
  • The artist exposes himself within his work as both a denunciator and a manipulator of the media.
  • No great poet has ever forgotten his mission as a prophet, the denunciator of evil and upholder of virtue.

denunciatory

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈnənsēəˌtôrē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • If I forgot anybody, send me a denunciatory e-mail.
  • This denunciatory zeal has not jeopardized historical vision - if anything, it has inspired some of the finest work of a generation.
  • European newspapers published denunciatory editorials by writers who had never set foot on any mountain, let alone the Matterhorn.

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