condemn VERB 1) express complete disapproval of. 2) (usu. condemn to) sentence to a punishment, especially death. 3) force (someone) to endure something unpleasant. 4) officially declare to be unfit for use. 5) prove the guilt of.
DERIVATIVES condemnation noun condemnatory adjective.
ORIGIN Latin condemnare, from damnare 'inflict loss on' .

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  • Condemnatory — Con*dem na*to*ry, a. Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure; as, a condemnatory sentence or decree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • condemnatory — index blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, critical (faultfinding), cynical, derogatory, incriminatory …   Law dictionary

  • condemnatory — late 16c., from L. condemnat , pp. stem of condemnare (see CONDEMN (Cf. condemn)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • condemnatory — [kən dem′nə tôr΄ē] adj. [< L condemnatus, pp. of condemnare (see CONDEMN) + ORY] condemning; expressing condemnation, explicitly or implicitly …   English World dictionary

  • condemnatory — [[t]kɒ̱ndemne͟ɪtəri, AM kənde̱mnətɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Condemnatory means expressing strong disapproval. [FORMAL] He was justified in some of his condemnatory outbursts …   English dictionary

  • condemnatory — con|dem|na|to|ry [kənˈdemnətəri, ˌkɔndemˈneıtəri US kənˈdemnəto:ri] adj expressing strong disapproval ▪ my father s condemnatory attitude …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • condemnatory — adjective containing or imposing condemnation or censure (Freq. 1) a condemnatory decree • Syn: ↑condemning • Similar to: ↑inculpatory, ↑inculpative • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • condemnatory condemning — inculpative inculpative adj. Inculpatory. [Narrower terms: {accusatorial, accusatory, accusing}; {comminatory, denunciative, denunciatory}; {condemnatory, condemning ; {criminative, criminatory, incriminating, incriminatory ; {damnatory, damning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • condemnatory — adjective see condemn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • condemnatory — /keuhn dem neuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving to condemn. [1555 65; CONDEMNAT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

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