Adjective "denounce" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Publicly declare to be wrong or evil.
  1. 'he was widely denounced as a traitor'
  2. 'Far from being the transport revolution expected, the service was denounced as a shambles, a farce and the last resort.'
  3. 'There were suggestions, denounced as ludicrous by a raft of academic luminaries, that her research did not make the grade.'
  4. 'The weather forecast was denounced as useless by the locals.'
  5. 'He has publicly denounced all the wrongs that were levelled on him.'
  6. 'Of course these photos are going to be denounced as fakes.'
  7. 'Gambling on cricket is nothing new, and as early as 1823 a match between Hampshire and England was denounced as a fix.'
  8. 'A planned telephone mast has been denounced as a monstrosity by people in Wootton Bassett.'
  9. 'The writers say they were tortured and forced to publicly denounce their work.'
  10. 'The culture of the establishment is denounced as oppressive.'
  11. 'Weir was arrested and confessed to sorcery; his sister Grizel was denounced as a witch.'
  12. 'If he has not abused his authority and betrayed children, he is still guilty of not denouncing those who did.'
  13. 'He was denounced as a traitor, that is, by criminals.'
  14. 'An informer who denounces someone to the government to be killed, imprisoned, or even fined is likened to an assailant, since being arrested can be a dangerous and traumatic experience.'

More definitions

1. to condemn or censure openly or publicly: to denounce a politician as morally corrupt.

2. to make a formal accusation against, as to the police or in a court.

3. to give formal notice of the termination or denial of (a treaty, pact, agreement, or the like).

4. Archaic. to announce or proclaim, especially as something evil or calamitous.

5. Obsolete. to portend.

More examples(as adjective)

"places can be denounce."

"nations can be denounce."


Middle English (originally in the sense ‘proclaim’, also ‘proclaim someone to be wicked, a rebel, etc.’): from Old French denoncier, from Latin denuntiare ‘give official information’, based on nuntius ‘messenger’.