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Synonyms for decry
dɪˈkraɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

    "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"

    Synonyms:
    condemn, chasten, correct, castigate, doom, sentence, excoriate, reprobate, chastise, chafe, objurgate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decry

    To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner. A witness or a statement is discredited; the currency is depreciated; a good name is dishonored by unworthy conduct; we underestimate in our own minds; we may underrate or undervalue in statement to others. These words are used, with few exceptions, of things such as qualities, merits, attainments, etc. To disparage is to belittle by damaging comparison or suggestion; it is used only of things. A man's achievements are disparaged, his motives depreciated, his professions discredited; he himself is calumniated, slandered, etc. Compare SLANDER.

    See synonyms for PRAISE.

    Synonyms:
    belittle, carp at, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, discredit, dishonor, disparage, lower, underestimate, underrate, undervalue

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decry

    Synonyms:
    depreciate, traduce, vituperate, disparage, defame, vilify, derogate, detract, censure, abase, denounce

    Antonyms:
    extol, laud, praise, eulogize, panegyrize

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decry(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disparage, depreciate, discredit, condemn, traduce, cry down, run down, bring into disrepute, bring discredit on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decry(v)

    Synonyms:
    disparage, belittle

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    denounce, denounces, censor

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How to use decry in a sentence?

  1. Henry M. Wriston:

    Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many of the prejudices of the few.

  3. Asoka:

    It is forbidden to decry other sects the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832:

    I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.

  5. Paul Gruchow:

    It is one thing to decry the rat race...that is the good and honorable work of moralists. It is quite another thing to quit the rat race, to drop out, to refuse to run any further--that is the work of the individualist. It is offensive because it is impolite it makes the rebuke personal the individualist calls not his or her behavior into question, but mine.


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