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Denouncing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Denounce \De*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denounced; p. pr. & vb. n. Denouncing.] [F. d['e]noncer, OF. denoncier, fr. L. denuntiare, denunciare; de- + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce, report, nuntius a messenger, message. See Nuncio, and cf. Denunciate.]
  1. To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil). [Obs.] Denouncing wrath to come. --Milton. I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish. --Deut. xxx. 18.
  2. To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression. His look denounced desperate. --Milton.
  3. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize. Denounced for a heretic. --Sir T. More. To denounce the immoralities of Julius C[ae]sar. --Brougham.
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    * All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. - H.L. Mencken


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