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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To express disrespect and scorn for; to disapprove of or condemn.

Usage examples (35)
  • The outspoken park ranger began to publicly decry those who were causing the lake to become polluted.
  • The calls decry high gasoline prices, linking them to Democratic opposition to expanded oil exploration and gasoline-tax cuts.
  • But the continuing illegal flow of people into this country, which so many conservatives decry, is a product of those mechanisms.
  • Skeptics decry this "at least they're trying" argument. for more
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