an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation.
an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.
notice of the termination or the renouncement of an international agreement or part thereof.
Archaic. warning of impending evil; threat.
- non·de·nun·ci·a·tion, noun
- o·ver·de·nun·ci·a·tion, noun
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How to use denunciation in a sentence
A few months later, after wide-scale denunciation of what an open letter from Google employees called the company’s “unprecedented research censorship,” it fired Gebru’s coauthor and co-lead Margaret Mitchell as well.The race to understand the exhilarating, dangerous world of language AI | Karen Hao | May 20, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The wild dancing and devotion to pleasure were one way Parisians tried to put behind them the ever-present fear of denunciation and death and the constant spectacle of headless corpses that had dominated daily life for nearly a year.The French Revolution offers a critical lesson as the U.S. returns to normal | Christine Adams | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
The episode was another moment for denunciations from free-press advocates.Failed prosecution of Iowa reporter was an attack on journalism | Erik Wemple | March 11, 2021 | Washington Post
This pronounced denunciation of the government’s failure to prosecute those responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, combined with his refusal to rubber-stamp the settlement, made Rakoff a media darling.A fed-up judge condemns the inequities in America’s legal system | Michael Bobelian | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
He cast his ballot at an early voting site and at a news conference afterward issued the first of multiple denunciations of any giant spending bill.Pelosi, Mnuchin cite progress in economic relief talks but eye obstacles with Senate Republicans | Erica Werner, Jeff Stein | October 15, 2020 | Washington Post
Homage to soccer, celebration of its lights, denunciation of its shadows.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer | Robert Birnbaum | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These responses may anger those who feel the only proper response in this situation is the denunciation of Dorner.Black Support for Dorner Shows Lingering Mistrust of Police | Mansfield Frazier | February 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The activists recanted their denunciation of Kashua on its website, but Kashua said few Palestinian papers printed a correction.
Speaking at the Hay Festival, Franzen launched into a denunciation of electronic books.Things Jonathan Franzen Says Are Bad for Society: Kakutani, Facebook | Josh Dzieza | March 7, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He deserves credit for the strength of his denunciation, but his refusal was predictable.
Louis stood immoveable, with his eyes on the ground, while Wharton vehemently uttered this denunciation.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
A threatening denunciation was in his visage, as he advanced with his staff of office towards his prisoner.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
But the central economic doctrine of cost can not be shaken by mere denunciation.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The like denunciation was busily repeated through the churches, especially of the north of England.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
It goes no further than the denunciation of the peer, and the raising of a subscription (generally inadequate) for the sufferers.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for denunciation
open condemnation; censure; denouncing
law obsolete a charge or accusation of crime made by an individual before a public prosecutor or tribunal
a formal announcement of the termination of a treaty
archaic an announcement in the form of an impending threat or warning
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