dishonor, castigate, chafe, belittle, chasten, underestimate, detract from, reprobate, derogate from, discredit, objurgate, lower, condemn, underrate, attack, chastise, slight, excoriate, show, denigrate, sentence, run down, undervalue, minimize, correct, downgrade, doom, carp at, talk down, deprecate
criticize (part of speech: verb)
lament (part of speech: verb)
detract (part of speech: verb)
- Opposed to these men, who are frequently termed the " Reds," there is a rapidly disappearing faction of so- called " Yellows," who rely upon the use of the ballot, and decry direct action, either through personal repugnance to violence, or, as seems most likely, because they deem peaceful methods more prolific of votes, and consequently of future political advantage to themselves. - "The Red Conspiracy", Joseph J. Mereto.
- Those who decry classical education, do so from inexperience of its real character and value, and can hardly conceive the sense of strength and freedom which a young and ingenuous intellect acquires in all literature, and in all thought, by the laborious and successful endeavour to enter into that noble heritage which has been left us by the wisdom of bygone generations. - "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
- The dry- farmer should carefully avoid the temptation to decry irrigation practices. - "Dry-Farming", John A. Widtsoe.