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  • adj. serving to condemn or censure

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Condemning; containing or imposing condemnation or censure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Condemning; conveying condemnation or censure: as, a condemnatory sentence or decree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing or imposing condemnation or censure


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  • "But you were stealing!" he said, solemnly, recalling her condemnatory words.

    Her Weight in Gold

  • For all the political support Israel still enjoys in Washington - where President-elect Barack Obama has declined to speak a condemnatory word about the now 12-day-old offensive against Gaza, perhaps hoping the crisis will be diffused before he takes office - the tiny state well understands it will always have to fight its own wars, alone, with no purported ally making any common cause on the ground. - Home Page

  • "At the twelfth hour! at the twelfth hour!" he repeated, in a kind of condemnatory merciless tone, while his clasp tightened around the lovely form, which seemed literally to hang in his arms.

    The Sign of the Spider

  • These same people like to dangle the threat of hell and damnation to those who don't accept this belief while then exclaiming that God is a loving, forgiving God; it's just a matter of first rationalizing what is required to go down this condemnatory road.

    Carol Hoenig: A Sorry Lot, Indeed

  • He himself wrote in his condemnatory letter, "It is not normally my style to write letters of condemnation."

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: What Is Motivating The Global Ban On 'Kosher Jesus'?

  • Have the current governor of Virginia and his attorney general had any condemnatory words for adulterers in the state ranks of employees?

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 11, 2010

  • HRW urged concernedgovernments around the worldto back their condemnatory statements with "concrete action to stop the bloodshed, including an embargo on all arms and security equipment to Libya, targeted sanctions against the Libyan leadership as long as the atrocities continue, ensuring a comprehensive, independent, and speedy investigation into any crimes committed, and an emergency special session by the United Nations Security Council."

    Rights Group: Tripoli Clashes Kill at Least 62

  • Alito's condemnatory dissent said the Constitution's guarantee of free speech did not allow members of the fringe church to protest the funeral of Albert Snyder's fallen Marine son Matthew and "brutalize" the family with their lewd and cruel messages.

    Westboro Baptist Church wins Supreme Court case for right to protest military funerals

  • While defending traditional Christian teaching against homosexuality, they say divisive and condemnatory rhetoric needs to be replaced with actually getting to know a gay neighbor or classmate.

    After Teen Suicides, Christian Gay Opponents Look Inward

  • And indeed they did, with the Zionist Organization of America accusing Obama of proposing "Auschwitz" borders for Israel and members of Congress threatening a condemnatory resolution.

    Josh Ruebner: Obama Enables Israeli-Palestinian Status Quo He Claims Is Unsustainable


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