[ dih-nuhn-see-eyt, -shee- ]
/ dɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt, -ʃi- /

verb (used with or without object), de·nun·ci·at·ed, de·nun·ci·at·ing.

to denounce; condemn openly.

Nearby words

  1. denucleated,
  2. denudate,
  3. denudation,
  4. denude,
  5. denumerable,
  6. denunciation,
  7. denunciatory,
  8. denver,
  9. denver boot,
  10. deny

Origin of denunciate

First recorded in 1585–95, denunciate is from the Latin word dēnuntiātus (past participle of dēnuntiāre to declare). See denounce, -ate1

Related formsde·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivede·nun·ci·a·tor, nounnon·de·nun·ci·at·ing, adjectiveun·de·nun·ci·at·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for denunciating

  • The style of the imprecatory psalms and the denunciating prophets is out of date.

    The American Mind|Bliss Perry
  • Public meetings were frequently held and denunciating resolutions adopted.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom

British Dictionary definitions for denunciating


/ (dɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt) /


(tr) to condemn; denounce
Derived Formsdenunciator, noundenunciatory, adjective

Word Origin for denunciate

C16: from Latin dēnuntiāre; see denounce

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Word Origin and History for denunciating



1590s, from Latin denunciatus, past participle of denuntiare (see denounce). The same word as denounce, but directly from Latin. Not widely used except in its noun form, denunciation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper