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[dih-nuhn-see-eyt, -shee-] /dɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt, -ʃi-/
verb (used with or without object), denunciated, denunciating.
to denounce; condemn openly.
Origin of denunciate
First recorded in 1585-95, denunciate is from the Latin word dēnuntiātus (past participle of dēnuntiāre to declare). See denounce, -ate1
Related forms
denunciable, adjective
denunciator, noun
nondenunciating, adjective
undenunciated, adjective Unabridged
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  • The style of the imprecatory psalms and the denunciating prophets is out of date.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • Public meetings were frequently held and denunciating resolutions adopted.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
British Dictionary definitions for denunciating


(transitive) to condemn; denounce
Derived Forms
denunciator, noun
denunciatory, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēnuntiāre; see denounce
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Word Origin and History for denunciating



1590s, from Latin denunciatus, past participle of denuntiare (see denounce). The same word as denounce, but directly from Latin. Not widely used except in its noun form, denunciation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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