Definition of pronouncement in English:



  • A formal or authoritative announcement or declaration:

    ‘distrust of the pronouncements of politicians was endemic’
    • ‘They began to lose faith in public pronouncements by politicians.’
    • ‘We get lots of grand events and the pronouncements of politicians, but very little of what was going on behind the scenes.’
    • ‘It is not enough to go entirely by the pronouncements of politicians or the media of either side.’
    • ‘It is certainly in his commercial interests to make his pronouncements sound as authoritative as possible.’
    • ‘The genial exterior hid a wily political mind which made his public pronouncements feared by many politicians.’
    • ‘Most people don't understand how Government works and therefore accept its pronouncements in all cases except where it has a major impact on their wallet.’
    • ‘I don't have general pronouncements to make about how these should be resolved.’
    • ‘The sooner educationalists use accessible and understandable terms, the more sensible their pronouncements will become.’
    • ‘There was something emphatic, even challenging, in his pronouncement that discouraged questioning.’
    • ‘Arrogant pronouncements by leading Eurocrats and national politicians who pretend to be in favour of more integration have not been helpful.’
    • ‘If the pronouncement had been directed at a different predicament, it would have been safe to say it was the only way she could have kept herself sane.’
    • ‘Politicians are good at making grand pronouncements about tackling the problem, but sustainable solutions are difficult to implement.’
    • ‘His pronouncements often counter his own stated commitment to reconciliation, and we don't need to repeat all of them to prove our point.’
    • ‘In the last few years the pronouncements of European leaders certainly went in that direction.’
    • ‘The theological message of ritual scourging was made clear to spectators in formal pronouncements.’
    • ‘It styles itself as a canon - an authoritative pronouncement on great literature.’
    • ‘Scientists cannot allow authoritarian pronouncements to replace objective evidence.’
    • ‘Such pronouncements are premature but the warnings are certainly in place.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, certain events prevented me from offering an encompassing pronouncement last weekend.’
    • ‘Only a conciliar decision of the whole church can make such authoritative and binding pronouncements.’
    announcement, proclamation, declaration, formal statement, assertion, judgement, ruling, adjudication, decree, edict, ordinance, dictum, promulgation, deliverance
    ipse dixit
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