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decry

Definition of decry

Etymology

    From Old French descrier ("to cry down, discredit, disparage") < des- + crier ("to cry"); see cry.

Pronunciation

  • (US) SAMPA: /d@"kraI/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Verb

to decry (third-person singular simple present decries, present participle decrying, simple past and past participle decried)

  1. (transitive) To denounce as harmful.
  2. (transitive) To blame for ills.

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of cdery
  • cyder

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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