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[dih-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-] /dɪˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ʃi-/
characterized by or given to denunciation.
Also, denunciative
[dih-nuhn-see-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -shee-] /dɪˈnʌn siˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ʃi-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of denunciatory
First recorded in 1720-30; denunciate + -ory1
Related forms
denunciatively, adverb
nondenunciative, adjective
nondenunciatory, adjective
undenunciatory, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Corrupted public men who are not bribed often become sternly virtuous and denunciatory with a similar hope.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism James W. Gerard
  • He sprang off to confront Carmena, with denunciatory words and gestures.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • This was imitated elsewhere, and these memorials went into the house of representatives with the denunciatory petitions.

  • It was strong and denunciatory, such only as men like himself, versed in letters, could employ.

  • The gaze of the man that met his own was stern and denunciatory.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • We can scarcely suppose that this appeal by Jeremiah to his brother-prophets was merely sarcastic and denunciatory.

  • This they did, and listened to remarks from me, denunciatory of their proposed actions.

    Overshadowed Sutton E. Griggs
  • He pressed a denunciatory finger to his breast with force, and became perfectly still.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • Immediately he assumed the denunciatory and threatened immediate expulsion of all persons not members from the House.

  • The question then arises, is this the same company Ezekiel sees once more and against which he utters his denunciatory message?

    The Prophet Ezekiel Arno C. Gaebelein

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