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From Middle English condempnacioun, from Latin condemnātiō, condemnātiōnem.



condemnation (countable and uncountable, plural condemnations)

  1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong.
    Synonyms: censure, blame, disapprobation
    Antonym: praise
    • 2022 January 12, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Unhappy start to 2022”, in RAIL, number 948, page 3:
      As for the IRP, Secretary of State Grant Shapps continues to peddle snake oil, smoke and mirrors. His reaction to near-universal IRP condemnation from politicians, local and national media, and all but a few rail specialists was to dismiss the lot of us (in the condescending and patronising tone we have now come to expect) as "critics and naysayers".
  2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
    Antonym: acquittal
  3. The state of being condemned.
  4. The ground or reason of condemning.
    Antonyms: acquittal, justification
  5. The process by which a public entity exercises its powers of eminent domain.

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