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Pronunciation:  di`nunsee'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a public act of denouncing

DENUNCIATION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: denouncement
 See Also: broadside, condemnation, curse, damnation, diatribe, excoriation, execration, fulmination, philippic, speech act, tirade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*nun`ci*a"tion\, n. [L. denuntiatio, -ciatio.]
1. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. [Obs.]

         Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage.
                                               --Bp. Hall.

2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the
   act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly
   arraigning; arraignment.

3. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil;
   public menace or accusation; arraignment.

         Uttering bold denunciations of ecclesiastical error.

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