Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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verb (used with object), de·cried, de·cry·ing.

1. To speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of: She decried the lack of support for the arts in this country.

2. To condemn or depreciate by proclamation, as foreign or obsolete coins.


1610–20; < French décrier, Old French descrier. See dis-1, cry

Related forms

de·cri·er, noun

un·de·cried, adjective



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