Decry Definition

decried, decries, decrying
decried, decries, decrying
To condemn as wrong or reprehensible.
American Heritage
To speak out against strongly and openly; denounce.
To decry religious intolerance.
Webster's New World
To depreciate (money, etc.) officially.
Webster's New World
To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
American Heritage

To blame for ills.


Origin of Decry

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French descrier (“to shout”), from des- + crier (“to cry”); see cry.

    From Wiktionary

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