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synonyms for decry

  • belittle
  • condemn
  • denounce
  • minimize
  • abuse
  • asperse
  • calumniate
  • censure
  • defame
  • depreciate
  • derogate
  • detract
  • devalue
  • diminish
  • discount
  • discredit
  • disgrace
  • disparage
  • downgrade
  • hit
  • knock
  • lower
  • malign
  • pan
  • rap
  • reprehend
  • reprobate
  • slam
  • traduce
  • underestimate
  • underrate
  • undervalue
  • vilify
  • bad-mouth
  • cry down
  • do a number on
  • dump on
  • mark down
  • opprobriate
  • poor-mouth
  • put down
  • rail against
  • run down
  • take away
  • take swipe at
  • throw stones at
  • write off
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antonyms for decry

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  • approve
  • praise
  • commend
  • compliment
  • esteem
  • exaggerate
  • exalt
  • flatter
  • honor
  • increase
  • laud
  • overestimate
  • overrate
  • overvalue
  • raise
  • respect
  • sanction
  • applaud
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How to use decry in a sentence

Asked about the Democratic agenda moving through Congress, Wright didn't decry anything in particular, but said the majority didn't have “Texas values” in mind.
THE TRAILER: IS ELECTION REFORM HEADED FOR PASSAGE, COURTS, OR NOWHERE?DAVID WEIGELMARCH 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Several of the defense lawyers not only claim prosecutors have failed to make those cases, but they strongly decry the secretive one-judge grand jury process that led to the charges, a system unique to Michigan and rarely used in the state.
THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FLINT’S WATER CRISISBY ANNA CLARKJANUARY 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
Again and again, various people in the crowd decry those who are actually trying to do the violent work of breaching the building that the mob is pushing to enter.
INSIDE THE CAPITOL RIOT: WHAT THE PARLER VIDEOS REVEALBY ALEC MACGILLISJANUARY 17, 2021PROPUBLICA
Democrats decried the campaign — which was to feature celebrities friendly to the president — as reelection propaganda.
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If you talk to anyone familiar with film or TVs, you’ve probably heard them decry the seemingly ubiquitous inclusion of motion smoothing as the default setting on new TVs.
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Nothing—less than nothing; and yet you venture, upon your paltry experience, to lift up your voices and decry the sex.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
That is what they do who decry "godly sorrow" to exalt practical amendment.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Shall we venture to depart from the old ways, and to decry the customs handed down to us from the ages gone by?
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
Self-interest, which it is the fashion among Christians to decry in words, while adhering to it strictly in action.
THE SURPRISES OF LIFEGEORGES CLEMENCEAU
Again, we may decry the color prejudice of the South, yet it remains a heavy fact.
THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, 1995, MEMORIAL ISSUEVARIOUS
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