verb (used with object), de·cried, de·cry·ing.
Examples from the Web for decries
The apps, which Badasyan decries, have their own subtleties.
For audiences outside of the Court, the angry and aggressive approach that Murphy decries might be particularly effective.The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout|David Fontana|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He decries the search for “velvet-jacketed Bond villains” hatching a “malevolent plan.”
So Romney has a secret plan to slash taxes without boosting the deficit he decries?Why President Obama, Despite Scoring Points, Fell Flat in the Denver Debate|Howard Kurtz|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Associated Press reports that the president “decries the personal attacks” on her.
Notwithstanding that, every man who knows good apples goes out and decries it.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
Countess, here is the man who counts all equal under the sun, who decries class, and recognises no social distinctions.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The women extol and Salam decries the goods on offer; both praise Allah.Morocco|S.L. Bensusan
It is by arguing from its abuse, that he decries this enchanting talent.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
In doing so he belies his own nature, decries his countrymen, and disparages his religion.Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day|Haji A. Browne
British Dictionary definitions for decries
verb -cries, -crying or -cried (tr)
Word Origin for decry
Word Origin and History for decries
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."