Decry meaning

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Decry is defined as to speak out against, or to announce as worthless.

An example of decry is to publicly protest an unjust law.

An example of decry is for a government official to proclaim that a coin is now obsolete.

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To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
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To condemn as wrong or reprehensible.
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To express disapproval of (a person); denounce.
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To speak out against strongly and openly; denounce.

To decry religious intolerance.

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To depreciate (money, etc.) officially.
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To blame for ills.
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Origin of decry

French décrier from Old French descrier des- de- crier to cry cry