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"decry" in British English

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decryverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈkraɪ/ formal
to ​criticize something as ​bad, without ​value, or ​unnecessary: Lawyers decried the ​imprisonment of several ​journalists.
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(Definition of decry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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decryverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈkrɑɪ/
to ​publiclycriticize something as being ​undesirable or ​harmful: Mitchell decried the high ​rate of ​unemployment in the ​state.
(Definition of decry from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “decry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 斥责,谴责,抨击…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斥責,譴責,抨擊…
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