Definition of decry
From Old French descrier ("to cry down, discredit, disparage") < des- + crier ("to cry"); see cry.
- (US) SAMPA: /d@"kraI/
- Rhymes: -aɪ
to decry (third-person singular simple present decries, present participle decrying, simple past and past participle decried)
- (transitive) To denounce as harmful.
- (transitive) To blame for ills.
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