decried decried  /dɪ ˈkraɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (v) express strong disapproval of

Usage(s):

  1. There are by now plenty of models and actresses who have decried the rigidity of the ideal that they are paid to inhabit.
  2. He's been decried as arrogant, defensive and abrasive.
  3. After 911, the people at the Boulder conference decried the nation's myopic focus on terrorism.

News

  1. As school layoffs loom, furious activity

    Amid massive Philadelphia School District layoffs, the teachers' union Tuesday decried the lack of education funding, Mayor Nutter spent the day in Harrisburg seeking support for schools, and laid-off noontime aides demonstrated outside City Hall.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. No bike park for Lafayette Community Park, city council decides

    The Lafayette City Council voted this week against building the proposed 1.8-acre bike park on a hillside at the south end of the community park after almost four hours of public testimony Monday from supporters who argued for a bike park, and opponents who decried the project's cost, prospective lack of safety and the potential loss of a natural resource.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

  3. Rand Paul Slams Obama On NSA Surveillance: ‘Utter Rank Hypocrisy’ Is Why People Hate Gov’t

    Senator Rand Paul sat down with Sean Hannity tonight to continue piling on NSA surveillance as a threat to Americans' civil liberties. Both he and Hannity tore into President Obama for his complicity on this issue that he spoke out against and decried for years. And on top of everything else, Paul told Hannity that the surveillance isn't even good at looking for terrorists, citing the Boston ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mediaite

Quotes

  1. "When Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi was released a year ago we decried the fact that a convicted terrorist, who took the lives of hundreds of American citizens, had been set free under questionable circumstances concerning his health," said Senator...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Robert Menendez Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  2. "I understand that there's a history of politics being all about slash and burn and taking folks down," Obama, of Illinois, told reporters. "I recall the Clintons themselves calling it the politics of personal destruction, which they decried....
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It's frankly shocking that many of the same Democrats who so loudly decried voter disenfranchisement during the Florida recount in 2000 have so quickly run away from that principle when it no longer fits their political agenda," Cornyn said.
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: John Cornyn Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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