condign definition

  • adjective:
    • Deserved; sufficient: "On sober reflection, such worries over a person's condign punishment felt mindless” ( Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)
    • Fitting, proper, deserved, particularly denoting discipline
    • Worthy; ideal; deserving; fit.
    • Deserved; sufficient; ideal to your fault or crime.
    • fitting or appropriate and deserved; utilized particularly of punishment
  • others:
    • Deserving; worthy: applied to people.
    • Well-deserved; worthily bestowed; merited; suitable: applied to things— With reference to praise or thanks.
    • With reference to censure, discipline, or what is of nature of discipline: the greater typical usage.

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