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condemnation

[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-] /ˌkɒn dɛmˈneɪ ʃən, -dəm-/
noun
1.
the act of condemning.
2.
the state of being condemned.
3.
strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
4.
a cause or reason for condemning.
5.
U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.
Origin of condemnation
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English condempnacioun (< Middle French) < Late Latin condemnātiōn- (stem of condemnātiō). See condemn, -ation
Related forms
noncondemnation, noun
recondemnation, noun
self-condemnation, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-condemnation
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  • I ventured no rejoinder to these words of self-condemnation.

  • That they had not done so deliberately, helped their self-condemnation not at all.

  • As is usually the case with youth, she was sweeping in her self-condemnation.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Was the revenge worth the hours of self-condemnation that might follow?

    The Wall Between

    Sara Ware Bassett
  • Jeb remained silent, crushed by feelings of self-condemnation.

  • In short she was, strange to say, a victim to self-condemnation.

    The Fugitives R.M. Ballantyne
  • “That is true,” replied Mozwa, with a look of self-condemnation.

    The Walrus Hunters R.M. Ballantyne
  • Paul's accusing air had given Julia a feeling of self-condemnation.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
  • It was peculiarly soothing to perceive his own courage in self-condemnation.

    Narcissus Evelyn Scott
Word Origin and History for self-condemnation

condemnation

n.

late 14c., from Latin condemnationem (nominative condemnatio), noun of action from past participle stem of condemnare (see condemn).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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