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con·demn

 (kən-dĕm′)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.condemning - containing or imposing condemnation or censure; "a condemnatory decree"
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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Assuredly, all three had a hand in poisoning the world, but if we interpret the images in a more condemningly lurid fashion, we can scrutinize what Guareschi really intended to say about these leaders.
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