Condemnatory Con*dem"na*to*ry, a. Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure; as, a condemnatory sentence or decree. [1913 Webster]

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  • condemnatory — index blameworthy, calumnious, contemptible, critical (faultfinding), cynical, derogatory, incriminatory …   Law dictionary

  • condemnatory — late 16c., from L. condemnat , pp. stem of condemnare (see CONDEMN (Cf. condemn)) + ORY (Cf. ory) …   Etymology dictionary

  • condemnatory — [kən dem′nə tôr΄ē] adj. [< L condemnatus, pp. of condemnare (see CONDEMN) + ORY] condemning; expressing condemnation, explicitly or implicitly …   English World dictionary

  • condemnatory — [[t]kɒ̱ndemne͟ɪtəri, AM kənde̱mnətɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Condemnatory means expressing strong disapproval. [FORMAL] He was justified in some of his condemnatory outbursts …   English dictionary

  • condemnatory — con|dem|na|to|ry [kənˈdemnətəri, ˌkɔndemˈneıtəri US kənˈdemnəto:ri] adj expressing strong disapproval ▪ my father s condemnatory attitude …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • condemnatory — condemn ► VERB 1) express complete disapproval of. 2) (usu. condemn to) sentence to a punishment, especially death. 3) force (someone) to endure something unpleasant. 4) officially declare to be unfit for use. 5) prove the guilt of. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • condemnatory — adjective containing or imposing condemnation or censure (Freq. 1) a condemnatory decree • Syn: ↑condemning • Similar to: ↑inculpatory, ↑inculpative • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • condemnatory — adjective see condemn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • condemnatory — /keuhn dem neuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. serving to condemn. [1555 65; CONDEMNAT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • condemnatory — adjective serving to condemn or censure …   Wiktionary

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