condemnatory

[ kuhn-dem-nuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈdɛm nəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

serving to condemn.

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Origin of condemnatory

First recorded in 1555–65; condemnat(ion) + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM condemnatory

self-con·dem·na·to·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for condemnatory

condemnatory
/ (ˌkɒndɛmˈneɪtərɪ, kənˈdɛmnətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

expressing strong disapproval or censure
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