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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