verb (used with object), de·cried, de·cry·ing.
- decubitus calculus,
- decubitus paralysis
Origin of decry
Examples from the Web for decry
But their officers and shareholders do get hit up by the very same politicians who decry corporate involvement in politics.
So when Democrats decry money in politics are they really being serious, or are they just posturing?
A growing chorus of voices has joined together to decry this idea.
The senator is just the latest public figure to decry student use of so-called study drugs without a formal diagnosis.Study Drugs Under Fire: Can Chuck Schumer Stop ‘Academic Doping’?|Caitlin Dickson|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Throughout his first term, Obama was extremely hesitant to disdain or decry the Republicans.
To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner.English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
In every portion of them which we can decry, we find attention bestowed upon the minuter objects.
We ought not then to decry refinement nor deem all connection of art with nature an offensive incongruity.Flowers and Flower-Gardens|David Lester Richardson
They decry their most luxurious entertainments, to win a shower of approval.The Abominations of Modern Society|Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Having been engaged in this campaign for many years, one is not likely to decry it now, nor is there any occasion to do so.Woman and Womanhood|C. W. Saleeby
verb -cries, -crying or -cried (tr)
Word Origin for decry
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."