Definition of pronouncement in English:



  • A formal or authoritative announcement or declaration.

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