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CONDEMNATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does condemnation mean? 

CONDEMNATION (noun)
  The noun CONDEMNATION has 5 senses:

1. an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
2. (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)
3. an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
4. the condition of being strongly disapproved of
5. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

  Familiarity information: CONDEMNATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONDEMNATION (noun)


Sense 1condemnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

disapprobation; condemnation

Context example:

his uncompromising condemnation of racism

Hypernyms ("condemnation" is a kind of...):

disapproval (the expression of disapproval)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condemnation"):

animadversion; censure (harsh criticism or disapproval)

demonisation; demonization (to represent as diabolically evil)


Sense 2condemnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("condemnation" is a kind of...):

disapproval (the act of disapproving or condemning)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3condemnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

curse; execration; condemnation

Hypernyms ("condemnation" is a kind of...):

denouncement; denunciation (a public act of denouncing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condemnation"):

anathema (a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication)

imprecation; malediction (the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult))


Sense 4condemnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The condition of being strongly disapproved of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he deserved nothing but condemnation

Hypernyms ("condemnation" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 5condemnation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

judgment of conviction; conviction; sentence; condemnation

Context example:

the conviction came as no surprise

Hypernyms ("condemnation" is a kind of...):

final decision; final judgment (a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment)

Domain category:

criminal law (the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "condemnation"):

murder conviction (conviction for murder)

rape conviction (conviction for rape)

robbery conviction (conviction for robbery)


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