denunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən/, /dɪˌnʊnsiˈeɪʃən/
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    Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

denunciation (countable and uncountable, plural denunciations)

  1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
  2. The act of denouncing; an accusation made in public
    Synonym: arraignment
    • 2019 July 15, Greg Afinogenov, “The Jewish Case for Open Borders”, in Jewish Currents[1], number Summer 2019:
      [Stephen] Miller’s uncle, a neuroscientist, has been welcomed onto the public stage for his denunciations of his nephew’s immigration policies, which the elder Miller has characterized as hypocritical: the Millers’ not-so-distant Jewish ancestors were, of course, immigrants themselves.
  3. An open declaration of personal fault.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, page 50:
      "Well," said the Duc, with that outward calmness of manner which anger often affects; "so you do not like me? I am sorry for your bad taste! and I bid you good night, quite convinced that you will repent your refusal; and I dare say you will never get married at all." So saying, he left the terrace; while Francesca remained for a few minutes, bewildered by the suddenness of the scene, and half inclined to laugh at the Duc's parting denunciation.
  4. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
  5. The announcement of termination (of a treaty).

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