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1. decry

verb. ['dɪˈkraɪ'] express strong disapproval of.

Synonyms

  • condemn
  • objurgate
  • reprobate
  • denounce

Antonyms

  • acquit
  • incorrupt
  • approbate
  • accept

Etymology

  • descrier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • crier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Decry

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • standby
  • semidry
  • resupply
  • private-eye
  • misapply
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • reply

How do you pronounce decry?

Pronounce decry as dɪˈkraɪ.

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Example sentences of the word decry


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pet shops often sell crabs in painted shells, a controversial practice many hermit crab enthusiasts decry.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Food writers often decry modern America's lack of deep culinary traditions, but that's also a strength.

Quotes containing the word decry


1. Though the ancient poet in Plutarch tells us we must not trouble the gods with our affairs because they take no heed of our angers and disputes, we can never enough decry the disorderly sallies of our minds.
- Michel de Montaigne

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