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Threatening with or expressing condemnation; damning.


(ˈdæmnətərɪ; -trɪ)
threatening or occasioning condemnation


(ˈdæm nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

conveying, expressing, or causing condemnation; damning.
[1675–85; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.damnatory - threatening with damnation
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to
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I had cut my knuckles against the pale young gentleman's teeth, and I twisted my imagination into a thousand tangles, as I devised incredible ways of accounting for that damnatory circumstance when I should be haled before the Judges.
Tulliver, there was not more rascality than in the shape of his stiff shirt-collar, though this too along with his nose, might have become fraught with damnatory meaning when once the rascality was ascertained.
The JIT report that was deliberately leaked to the media before it was released makes damnatory reading.