condign condign

Definition(s):

  • (adj) fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment

Usage(s):

  1. The two yammered and giggled back and forth about color-line complexities, using epithets that would invite condign reproach today, like ''ofay,'' ''jig'' and ''shine.
  2. He and others in other countries have done much to deserve condign punishment for their crimes against humanity.
  3. There are murderers who feel that their execution is condign punishment, and suicides who go to their death in triumph.
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