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condemned

adjective

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as in illegal, banned

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condemned

verb
past tense of condemn

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1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil
  • it is a sign of human progress that slavery, which was once legal in many places, is now universally condemned

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2 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of
  • a report that condemns the working conditions in the factories of many developing countries

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3 to express public or formal disapproval of
  • the philosopher's works were once condemned by the church and placed on its list of forbidden books

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4 to find or pronounce guilty
  • the accused was condemned by the news media even before the trial began

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5 to impose a judicial punishment on
  • a stern judge who does not hesitate to condemn a felon to life behind bars

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The first known use of condemned was in 1543

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“Condemned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/condemned. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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