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Adjective: condemning  kun'de-ming
  1. Containing or imposing condemnation or censure
    "a condemning decree";
    - condemnatory
Verb: condemn  kun'dem
  1. Express strong disapproval of
    "We condemn the racism in South Africa";
    - reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate
  2. Declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
    "The building was condemned by the inspector"
  3. Compel or force into a particular state or activity
    "His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"
  4. Demonstrate the guilt of (someone)
    "Her strange behaviour condemned her"
  5. (law) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law
    "He was condemned to ten years in prison";
    - sentence, doom
  6. Appropriate (property) for public use
    "the county condemned the land to build a highway"

See also: inculpative [archaic], inculpatory [archaic]

Type of: attach, attest, certify, compel, confiscate, declare, demonstrate, denounce, denunciate, evidence, impound, manifest, obligate, oblige, pronounce, seize, sequester, sequestrate

Encyclopedia: Condemn