Kyle Smith's denouncement of Free to Be in Sunday's New York Post because it “emasculated men” is totally baffling.
After my first week on campus, I began to meet upperclassmen who were unapologetic in their denouncement of the University.
early 14c., "announce," from Old French denoncier (12c., Modern French dénoncer), from Latin denuntiare "to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order," from de- "down" + nuntiare "proclaim, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Negative sense in English via meaning "to declare or proclaim" something as cursed, excommunicated, forgiven, removed from office. Related: Denounced; denouncing.