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tr.v. con·demned, con·demn·ing, con·demns
1. To express strong disapproval of: condemned the needless waste of food. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To pronounce judgment against; sentence: condemned the felons to prison.
3. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order: condemn an old building.
4. To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (George Santayana).
5. To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against: were condemned by their actions.
6. Law To appropriate (property) for public use.

[Middle English condemnen, from Old French condemner, from Latin condemnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + damnāre, to sentence (from damnum, penalty).]

con·dem′na·ble (-dĕm′nə-bəl) adj.
con·dem′na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·demn′er (-dĕm′ər), con·dem′nor (-dĕm′ər, -dĕm-nôr′) n.
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Adj.1.condemnable - bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"
wrong - contrary to conscience or morality or law; "it is wrong for the rich to take advantage of the poor"; "cheating is wrong"; "it is wrong to lie"


Worthy of severe disapproval:
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He said that attack on innocent people was condemnable.
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Prince Zeid convoyed to the UN council "feelings of concern and condemnation of Arab and Islamic countries, led by the State of Palestine to the Israeli serious provocative and condemnable steps".
The BJP's alleged act to drive a wedge between the two communities is condemnable.
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The committee considers this action, which is condemnable by all heavenly faiths and international laws, as a manifestation of Israel's total disregard of the Palestinians' right to self determination and disrespect of their elected representatives," said the panel's chairman, deputy Abdul Qader Habashneh of Karak.
Squandering public money is condemnable and will be confronted with all legal and constitutional tools, he said, hailing the role of the National Financial and Administrative Audit Court.