Decry

Definition of Decry

De`cry´
v. t.1.To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean, or worthless; to clamor against; to blame clamorously; to discredit; to disparage.
[imp. & p. p. Decried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Decrying.]
For small errors they whole plays decry.
- Dryden.
Measures which are extolled by one half of the kingdom are naturally decried by the other.
- Addison.

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abuse, accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, asperse, blame, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, call to account, calumniate, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against, condemn, criticize, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, debase, defame, degrade, denounce, denunciate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, devaluate, devalue, diminish, disapprove, disapprove of, discount, discredit, disgrace, disparage, dispraise, downgrade, fulminate against, hold in contempt, impeach, impugn, indict, inveigh against, knock, make little of, malign, mark down, put down, reflect discredit upon, reflect upon, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, run down, shake up, slight, speak ill of, submit to indignity, take away, take from, traduce, underrate, undervalue, vilify, write, write down, write off
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