Definition of denunciation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
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[countable, uncountable] denunciation (of somebody/something) (formal) an act of criticizing somebody/something strongly in public an angry denunciation of the government’s policies All parties joined in bitter denunciation of the terrorists. see also denounce Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin denuntiatio(n-), from the verb denuntiare ‘give official information’, based on nuntius ‘messenger’. The original sense was ‘public announcement’, also ‘formal accusation’; the main sense dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples In his speech, he made a fierce denunciation of government policy. a public denunciation of the corrupt system The bishop made an angry denunciation of the government’s policies.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: denunciation