verb (used with object), de·cried, de·cry·ing.
Examples from the Web for decried
The American Academy of Pediatrics has decried it for decades.
Animal welfare advocates have decried these doping practices for years.
The restriction on the use of hands (decried by some soccer-objectors, including myself until we beat Ghana) is sensible.
The same president who decried the federal deficit and government in general but dramatically expanded American military spending.
One year ago, in his State of the Union address, President Obama decried the long lines that marred the 2012 election.A Bipartisan Path to Fixing America’s Broken Elections|Michael Waldman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We see the successful sneered at, decried, insulted, even when success is deserved.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
Satisfied with them, he must be satisfied with him; for the difference is as fifteen to one in favor of the decried general.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
Words are held sacred; while the things of reason and truth are decried.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
A Presbyterian form, and the only one ever published by men who decried all forms.
This was decried by the classicists, and even Gros called it "the massacre of art."A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for decried
verb -cries, -crying or -cried (tr)
Word Origin for decry
Word Origin and History for decried
1610s, from French decrier (14c.; Old French descrier "cry out, announce"), from de- "down, out" (see de-) + crier "to cry," from Latin quiritare (see cry (v.)). In English, the sense has been colored by the presumption that de- in this word means "down."