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Word: decry

Definition: express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films


Sentences Containing 'decry'

He could not at first believe that such a work came from America, and said it must have been fabricated by his enemies at Paris, to decry his system.

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