verb (used with object), de·nounced, de·nounc·ing.
Origin of denounce
Examples from the Web for denouncement
After my first week on campus, I began to meet upperclassmen who were unapologetic in their denouncement of the University.
Kyle Smith's denouncement of Free to Be in Sunday's New York Post because it “emasculated men” is totally baffling.
But a subject class or race does but little for their amelioration when content with its denouncement.Shadow and Light|Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
The Baronet not long after this denouncement retired to Boston.The Loyalists of Massachusetts|James H. Stark
- to announce (something evil)
- to portend
Word Origin for denounce
early 14c., "announce," from Old French denoncier (12c., Modern French dénoncer), from Latin denuntiare "to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order," from de- "down" + nuntiare "proclaim, announce," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Negative sense in English via meaning "to declare or proclaim" something as cursed, excommunicated, forgiven, removed from office. Related: Denounced; denouncing.