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Aug 10 2020 19

Condign is an adjective that means deserved or appropriate.

The Latin prefix C-O-N means ‘thoroughly.’ When combined with the Latin dignus (DEEN yoos) which means ‘worthy,’ we get our word of the day. Condign is frequently used in a negative sense and used in reference to a punishment. For example: I was pretty upset with the guy who banged up my car and took off without notifying anybody. As far as I was concerned, life in prison would be condign punishment for that guy.