decriable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

decry +‎ -able

Adjective[edit]

decriable (comparative more decriable, superlative most decriable)

  1. Worthy of being decried; condemnable.
    • 1931, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine, Volume 91, page 196:
      "By taking this action, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen has proven itself a leader in a commendable move to end the present decriable economic depression. []
    • 1977, The Ecologist, page 276:
      This discounting of the future as, in effect, an externality, like the environment and the poor, remains one of the most decriable aspects of current economic theory, brushed aside from the time of Adam Smith onward with the cold caveat that "every individual . . . intends only his own gain" []
    • 2006, Jane Anna Gordon, “Some Reflections on Challenges Posed to Social Scientific Method by the Study of Race”, chapter 19 of Lewis Ricardo Gordon and Jane Anna Gordon (editors), A Companion to African-American Studies, Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN 978-0-631-23516-3, page 294:
      An understanding of it can give unique insight into other forms of equally decriable discrimination.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:decriable.