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denunciatory

[dih-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -shee-]
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adjective
  1. characterized by or given to denunciation.
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Also de·nun·ci·a·tive [dih-nuhn-see-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -shee-] /dɪˈnʌn siˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ʃi-/

Origin of denunciatory

First recorded in 1720–30; denunciate + -ory1
Related formsde·nun·ci·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·de·nun·ci·a·tive, adjectivenon·de·nun·ci·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·de·nun·ci·a·to·ry, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • She struck an attitude, singling out Sally with a denunciatory arm.

    Nobody

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • He sprang off to confront Carmena, with denunciatory words and gestures.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • She turned the fire of denunciatory eyes upon the archæologist.

    Little Miss Grouch

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • The gaze of the man that met his own was stern and denunciatory.

    The Great Sioux Trail

    Joseph Altsheler

  • To Norman, she was more explicit and denunciatory—and he let her talk.

    Christine

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr