condemnation

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noun con·dem·na·tion \ˌkän-ˌdem-ˈnā-shən, -dəm-\

Definition of condemnation

  1. 1 :  censure, blame < … the Quakers, in their uncompromising condemnation of war … — William Ralph Inge>

  2. 2 :  the act of judicially condemning

  3. 3 :  the state of being condemned < … in the hopeless hour of condemnation … — Washington Irving>

  4. 4 :  a reason for condemning <His conduct was sufficient condemnation.>

Examples of condemnation in a sentence

  1. The plan has drawn condemnation from both sides.

  2. The government's statement was a condemnation of all acts of terrorism.

Origin and Etymology of condemnation

see condemn


First Known Use: 14th century


CONDEMNATION Defined for English Language Learners

condemnation

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noun con·dem·na·tion \ˌkän-ˌdem-ˈnā-shən, -dəm-\

Definition of condemnation for English Language Learners

  • : a statement or expression of very strong and definite criticism or disapproval


CONDEMNATION Defined for Kids

condemnation

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noun con·dem·na·tion \ˌkän-ˌdem-ˈnā-shən, -dəm-\

Definition of condemnation for Students

  1. 1 :  criticism 1, disapproval <There was strong condemnation of the new regulation.>

  2. 2 :  the act of condemning or state of being condemned <condemnation of the prisoner> <condemnation of the building>



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