To denounce something is to say that it is bad or evil. You might denounce a person or a policy, or you might denounce a system.

  • He denounced the president's policies as being bad for the country.

  • The system was denounced by the protesters as being unfair.

Definition of denouncing


To make known in a formal manner; to proclaim; to announce; to declare.


To criticize or speak out against (someone or something); to point out as deserving of reprehension, etc.; to openly accuse or condemn in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize; to blame.


To make a formal or public accusation against; to inform against; to accuse.


To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression; make a menace of.


To announce the termination of; especially a treaty or armistice.


To claim the right of working a mine that is abandoned or insufficiently worked.



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Example Sentences for denouncing

  • 1

    I really thing that Ed Decker's denouncement by the Tanners is critical.

  • 2

    He was denounced by the media.

  • 3

    The raid was widely denounced in the media.

  • 4

    The students denounced the privatization of universities.

  • 5

    The British were quick to denounce the massacre.

  • 6

    I find it difficult to see that as a denouncement.

  • 7

    I forbear to denounce you to the people.

  • 8

    Grattan denounced the scheme with implacable hostility.

  • 9

    The Italian Anarchist Federation denounces the raids.

  • 10

    The student representative denounced the dean as a hypocrite.