[ dih-nuhn-see-ey-shuhn, -shee- ]
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  1. an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation.

  2. an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.

  1. notice of the termination or the renouncement of an international agreement or part thereof.

  2. Archaic. warning of impending evil; threat.

Origin of denunciation

1540–50; <Latin dēnuntiātiōn- (stem of dēnuntiātiō), equivalent to dēnuntiāt(us) (see denunciate) + -iōn--ion

Other words from denunciation

  • non·de·nun·ci·a·tion, noun
  • o·ver·de·nun·ci·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby denunciation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use denunciation in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for denunciation


/ (dɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən) /

  1. open condemnation; censure; denouncing

  2. law obsolete a charge or accusation of crime made by an individual before a public prosecutor or tribunal

  1. a formal announcement of the termination of a treaty

  2. archaic an announcement in the form of an impending threat or warning

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