Definition of condemnation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkändəmˈnāSH(ə)n/


1The expression of very strong disapproval; censure: there was strong international condemnation of the attack
More example sentences
  • We ask you to add your voice to the growing chorus of condemnation of Australia's refugee program.
  • Most telling about the agenda of Human Rights Watch is the joint NGO statement of condemnation regarding the Beslan terrorist massacre.
  • There is much about rehearsals, interpretations, recommendations or condemnations of performers.
censure, criticism, strictures, denunciation, vilification;
reproof, disapproval
informal flak, (a) bad press
formal castigation
2The action of condemning someone to a punishment; sentencing.
Example sentences
  • All the time he was under condemnation at Newgate he seemed only to meditate on making his escape.
  • As a result, they repeatedly solicited papal bulls condemning Jansenist works, and persecuted priests who refused formally to accept the condemnations.
  • Condemnation of the serial killer has been matched by criticism of the ineffective work of the local police and school headmasters.

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Syllabification: con·dem·na·tion

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