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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.condemning - containing or imposing condemnation or censure; "a condemnatory decree"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
References in classic literature ?
It is also necessary to follow a contrary practice to what is established in democracies, for the people should be allowed the power of pardoning, but not of condemning, for the cause should be referred back again to the magistrates: whereas the contrary takes place in republics; for the power of pardoning is with the few, but not of condemning, which is always referred [1299a] to the people at large.
That is a rare and blessed lot which some greatest men have not attained, to know ourselves guiltless before a condemning crowd-- to be sure that what we are denounced for is solely the good in us.
She said that it is now time to go a step ahead of condemning such incidents.
She said that the entire nation was condemning the ugly incident, but the government was unable to nab the culprit.
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According to media, President Mamnoon Hussain while condemning the attack has also directed the authorities concerned to ensure the best possible medical assistance to the injured.
In a statement condemning the attack, he said the attack on church is tragic and cowardly.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in his condemning statement that the attack on church is tragic and cowardly.
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Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted to terrorist attacks in Iran, condemning the "tragic incident in Tehran" in a message on the ministry's twitter account.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev sent a letter of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart Sherif Ismail, condemning the "barbaric attacks" and expressing sadness over the incident.
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolence to President Hollande, condemning "these criminal acts of terrorism which run counter to all teachings of holy faith and humanitarian values.