condemnation

noun con·dem·na·tion \ ˌkän-ˌdem-ˈnā-shən , -dəm- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of condemnation

1 : censure, blame
  • … the Quakers, in their uncompromising condemnation of war …
  • —William Ralph Inge
2 : the act of judicially condemning
3 : the state of being condemned
  • … in the hopeless hour of condemnation
  • —Washington Irving
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.

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Origin and Etymology of condemnation


CONDEMNATION Defined for English Language Learners

condemnation

noun

Definition of condemnation for English Language Learners

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


CONDEMNATION Defined for Kids

condemnation

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

Definition of condemnation for Students

1 : criticism 1, disapproval
  • There was strong condemnation of the new regulation.
2 : the act of condemning or state of being condemned
  • condemnation of the prisoner
  • condemnation of the building


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