Definition of condemnatory in English:



  • Expressing strong disapproval; censorious.

    ‘condemnatory statements’
    • ‘These references, however critical, are never wholly condemnatory.’
    • ‘‘Their faces were white and they were very condemnatory of our lack of objectivity and fairness,’ Mr. Carter said.’
    • ‘Their courage helped millions of people to be less condemnatory and more considerate.’
    • ‘That's very sharp, and might even be seen by some as being condemnatory.’
    • ‘Nothing works them into a condemnatory lather more quickly.’
    censorious, critical, damning, damnatory, condemning, censuring, castigatory, fault-finding, denunciatory, vituperative, withering
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