[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-] /ˌkɒn dɛmˈneɪ ʃən, -dəm-/
the act of condemning.
the state of being condemned.
strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
a cause or reason for condemning.
U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.
verb (used with object) 1. to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure. 2. to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment: to condemn a murderer to life imprisonment. 3. to give grounds or reason for convicting or censuring: His acts condemn him. 4. to judge or pronounce to be […]
[kuh n-dish-uh-ning] /kənˈdɪʃ ə nɪŋ/ noun, Psychology. 1. Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an action is performed until the subject associates the action with pleasure or distress. 2. Also called classical conditioning, Pavlovian conditioning, respondent conditioning. a process in which a […]
[self-kuh n-fest, self-] /ˈsɛlf kənˈfɛst, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. openly admitting to being a type of person with a particular quality, habit, character, etc.: He’s a self-confessed gambler. self-confessed adjective 1. according to one’s own testimony or admission: a self-confessed liar
[self-kon-fi-duh ns, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈkɒn fɪ dəns, ˈsɛlf-/ noun 1. realistic confidence in one’s own judgment, ability, power, etc. 2. excessive or inflated confidence in one’s own judgment, ability, etc. self-confidence noun 1. confidence in one’s own powers, judgment, etc