Meaning of “decry” in the English Dictionary

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"decry" in British English

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decryverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈkraɪ/ us /dɪˈkraɪ/ formal

to criticize something as bad, without value, or unnecessary:

Lawyers decried the imprisonment of several journalists.

(Definition of “decry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"decry" in American English

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decryverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈkrɑɪ/

to publicly criticize 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)

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