(v. t.) To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean, or worthless; to clamor against; to blame clamorously; to discredit; to disparage.
(1) It's not just a word, it's an ornament [for women]," Arinç told a crowd celebrating the end of Ramadan in the city of Bursa in an address that decried "moral corruption" in Turkey.
(2) Recent activities by some to decry clinical trials as unethical and restrict their conduct results in the totally unacceptable situation of withholding potentially valuable treatments from patients or subjecting patients to the unnecessary risks of treatments not proven safe and efficacious.
(3) Pope decries 'inhuman' conditions for migrants on US-Mexico border Read more Last Christmas, though, the Jesuit reverend who runs Kino discovered that a very powerful man is paying close attention.
(4) Navalny announced he was moving the rally to Tverskaya Street, saying: “Compromise is possible, but not humiliation.” Some in the protest movement welcomed the decision as the only logical response to the obstacles imposed by the authorities, but others decried it as irresponsible because it put protesters at risk.
(5) Let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change,” the pope said, decrying a system that “has imposed the mentality of profit at any price, with no concern for social exclusion or the destruction of nature.“ “This system is by now intolerable: farm workers find it intolerable, laborers find it intolerable, communities find it intolerable, peoples find it intolerable The Earth itself – our sister, Mother Earth, as Saint Francis would say – also finds it intolerable,” he said in an hour-long speech that was interrupted by applause and cheering dozens of times.
(6) When Kurdish forces captured the strategic Syrian bordertown of Tal Abyad from Isis militants, pro-government newspapers decried that the Kurdish militias were “more dangerous than Isis”.
(7) While others decried his work, he wrote that his paintings “move and mingle among the pale stars, and rise up into the brightness of the illimitable heaven, whose soft, and blue eye gazes down into the deep waters of the sea for ever”.
(8) "Halliburton Iraq country manager decried a 'mafia' of these companies and their 'outrageous' prices, and said that they also exaggerate the security threat.
(9) It said: "We decry this persecution of one of our own, one who commited [sic] no crime and is being targeted simply for his association, real or imagined, by overzealous feds who seek to cut off the head of an idea, a group which has no leader.
(10) Kenya has vowed to close the world’s biggest refugee camp within a year and send hundreds of thousands of Somalis back to their war-torn homeland or on to other countries, a plan decried by aid and human rights groups as dangerous, illegal and impractical.
(11) *** I sometimes wonder when precisely I stopped thinking of myself as a socialist – as with so much else, I’d like to blame Blair for it; I’d like to tub-thumpingly decry his emasculation of the Labour party; his resistance to true industrial democracy; his personal greed and public duplicity – and, most of all, his enthusiastic participation in the Bush administration’s self-deluding “military interventions”.
(12) But, having last year decried the dearth of Scottish comedy on the fringe , I’d better give this year’s pre-Edinburgh sketch laurels to Burnistoun (Robert Florence and Iain Connell), the well-loved BBC Scotland sketch show now following up a sell-out Glasgow run with a first appearance at the fringe.
(13) Environmental groups decried the South Korean plan as a back-door effort to make the country only the fourth to allow commercial whaling, which has been banned since 1986.
(14) 6.57pm BST Biden decries plight of middle class under Obama administration It's one of the most impassioned protests against what has happened to the middle class under the Obama administration: This is deadly earnest.
(15) People decry doing SRM as a band aid, but band aids are useful when you are healing,” he said.
(16) The rival Tory leadership contenders Andrea Leadsom and Stephen Crabb and supporters of Michael Gove have all criticised May’s stance, with Leadsom decrying the use of EU citizens in Britain as “bargaining chips”.
(17) Decrying or mocking Spicer’s massive faux pas, we can stop thinking about the damage being done to our environment and our schools, about the mass deportations of hard-working immigrants, about the ongoing war that Trump is waging against his poor and working-class supporters, about the ways in which our democracy is being undermined, every minute, every hour.
(18) October 31, 2013 12.04am GMT Email From Matthew: I know it is easy to decry the coverage by Fox, but they really did a disservice to the audience by breaking away from the Dropkick Murphys firing up the Boston faithful.
(19) You cannot fight a campaign – even a nonviolent one – without decrying your opponents.
(20) He has long decried supposed British and American plots to deny the Iranian nation its "rights" – assumed shorthand for a nuclear bomb.
(v. t.) To make vile; to debase; to degrade; to disgrace.
(v. t.) To degrade or debase by report; to defame; to traduce; to calumniate.
(v. t.) To treat as vile; to despise.
(1) Social workers are blamed and vilified, but we should be proud of what we do Read more “We have six seats for 11 people,” says Sarah Grade*, a children and families social worker based in south London.
(2) Social media has seized on the story, turning the Eastern Washington University’s professor of African studies into a figure vilified and mocked for cultural appropriation in the midst of fraught debates over transgender identity and police shootings of black people.
(3) What if the ad vilified African Americans, or Jews, or any other group for which public denigration is less permissible?
(4) As campaigns director for the pressure group, Oxley spent years vilifying government spending – with a special assault on development.
(5) Vilified, prosecuted, but – in the court of public opinion – ultimately vindicated: this is what happens to the heroes of democracy.
(6) David Wall: "Mark van Bommel has been wrongly vilified and miscast as a serial fouler.
(7) Some are starting to vilify and insult the disappeared students and demonise their parents and their demands,” said Hernández.
(8) Mark Field, the Conservative MP for the City of London and Westminster , said Hester had been "vilified" and warned that the intense row would put the best candidates off running the majority state-owned bank in the future.
(9) John Kerry , the US secretary of state, is vilified for continuing to insist that only negotiations can end the conflict – while simultaneously sidestepping the central question of Assad’s future – in line with Putin’s position.
(10) We are resigned to being blamed and vilified for the actions of any Muslim anywhere in the world.
(11) Instead, vilify and humiliate anybody who challenges – however meekly – the status quo.
(12) I was vilified, relentlessly, over 33 days, with over 800 hate emails ...
(13) His reputation was destroyed and he was vilified, he says.
(14) Barnaby Joyce defends halal after Coalition MPs express concern Read more “It is against the law to vilify Jews and it is not politically correct to denigrate blacks or gays.
(15) He remains popular despite efforts by Muslim groups to vilify him and is seen as the frontrunner in the election, though many voters are angry with him for evicting large numbers from slums to modernise Jakarta.
(16) Jayne Ozanne, a prominent campaigner for LGBT equality within the Anglican church, said: “Jeffrey is already a bishop in many of our eyes – he has been the ‘chief pastor’ to those of us who have felt discriminated against and vilified for the sake of our sexuality.
(17) Though he loves sport, he is now sworn off attending NFL matches at the MetLife stadium after attending a Jets v Titans game with his girlfriend and being “vilified from the parking lot to my seat for wearing a scarf”.
(18) Instead, we are vilified and made out to be money-grubbing if we complain about our working conditions.
(19) While ministers vilify people on benefits ( Freud sorry for comment about disabled people , 15 October), we urge everyone who thinks this is wrong to stand up for benefit justice.
(20) For decades they have been arbitrarily detained, denied education and livelihood, harassed, vilified in the media, and executed.