AskDefine | Define condemn

Dictionary Definition



1 express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate]
2 declare or judge unfit; "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 behavior condemned her"
5 pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison" [syn: sentence, doom]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To confer some sort of eternal divine punishment upon.
  2. To mark (a building, for example) for destruction.
    The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
  3. To scold sharply.




Extensive Definition

Condemnation or condemned may refer to:

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