From Middle English condempnacioun, from Latin condemnātiō, condemnātiōnem.



condemnation (countable and uncountable, plural condemnations)

  1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong.
    • 2022 January 12, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Unhappy start to 2022”, in RAIL, number 948, page 3:
      As for the IRP, Secretary of State Grant Shapps continues to peddle snake oil, smoke and mirrors. His reaction to near-universal IRP condemnation from politicians, local and national media, and all but a few rail specialists was to dismiss the lot of us (in the condescending and patronising tone we have now come to expect) as "critics and naysayers".
    Synonyms: censure, blame, disapprobation
    Antonym: praise
  2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
    Antonym: acquittal
  3. The state of being condemned.
  4. The ground or reason of condemning.
    Antonyms: acquittal, justification
  5. The process by which a public entity exercises its powers of eminent domain.

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