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denunciation

de·nun·ci·a·tion

denunciation

 
 
pronunciation:
dih nuhn si eI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a verbal attack or condemnation; the act of denouncing.
After the denunciation and imprisonment of the former dictator, many of his confederates fled the country.
synonyms:
censure, condemnation, disapproval, proscription, upbraiding
antonyms:
eulogy
similar words:
accusation, anathema, animadversion, attack, defamation, diatribe, philippic, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprobacy, vituperation
definition 2: a formal accusation of criminality, esp. in front of a public prosecutor.
synonyms:
indictment
similar words:
accusation, charge
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derivation: denunciatory (adj.)
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