Definition of condemnation in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌkɒndəmˈneɪʃn/


[mass noun]
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, castigation, stricture, denunciation, damnation, vilification, opprobrium;
reproof, disapproval, disapprobation
informal flak, a bad press
rare reprobation, arraignment, excoriation, objurgation
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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: con|dem|na¦tion

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.