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adjective as in approving

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That embarrassing moment, Rubio continued, left him more than hesitant to give even the appearance of condoning drug use.

Is defending Israel an excuse for condoning fascism and trivializing the Holocaust?

There is a cost to condoning extremism when it seems to benefit “your team.”

The Bush Doctrine recognized the pitfalls of condoning authoritarian governance in exchange for an illusory promise of stability.

Officially condoning promiscuous behavior at any level of the military would lead to all sorts of unpleasant results.

I don't wish to give the American public any excuse to think that I am paliating or condoning his crime.

I hope it will be considered that I am not now condoning dishonesty; I am merely trying to explain a state of mind.

Is not condoning a man's sins, by failing to blame him, direct encouragement to them?

Old Abbie, alone, was bitterly vituperative of both the man and his condoning admirers.

Let us, then, pity the poor young man without condoning his offense.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to condoning, such as: tolerating, indulgent, and lenient.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.