from The Century Dictionary.

  • Under condemnation or sentence; doomed: applied to persons: as, a condemned murderer.
  • Adjudged to be unfit, unwholesome, dangerous, forfeited, etc.: applied to things: as, a condemned building; condemned provisions.
  • Damned: a term of mitigated profanity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pronounced to be wrong, guilty, worthless, or forfeited; adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.
  • adjective Used for condemned persons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having received a curse to be doomed to suffer eternally.
  • adjective Having been sharply scolded.
  • adjective Adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.
  • adjective of a building Officially marked uninhabitable.
  • noun A person sentenced to death.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of condemn.


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  • I found this word in my history.By Eric Foner, Patrick henry who condemned slavery but feared abolition.

    October 28, 2010