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Definition of Censure

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condemn, blame; criticize
condemnation, criticism, disapproval, blame
Censure Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Censure Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To judge.
(v. i.)
To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
(v. i.)
To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
(v. i.)
To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
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\cen"sure\ (?), n. [l. censura fr. censere: cf. f. censure. cf. censor.]
1. judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion. [obs.] take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
2. the act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame. both the censure and the praise were merited.
3. judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment. excommunication or other censure of the church. burnet.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Beio = v. to blame, to censure
Shakespeare Words
opinion, judgment (usually negative)
to find fault with openly
usage note:Censure implies open and harsh
pression of criticism; often it suggests a formal chiding.
example sentences:
Before we censure a man for seeming what he is not, we should be sure that we know what he is (CRITICAL AND

The Germans study foreign nations in a spirit
which deserves to be oftener imitated. It is their honest endeavour to understand each, with its own peculiarities, in its own special manner of existing; not that they may praise it, or censure it, or attempt to alter it, but simply that they may see this manner of existing as the nation itself sees it, and so participate in whatever worth or beauty it has brought into being. (CRITICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS by THOMAS CARLYLE)

After saying "How d'you do?" Nekhludoff sat down. He was about to censure Mariette in his mind for her levity when, noticing the serious and even slightly dissatisfied look in his eyes, she suddenly, to please him, changed not only the expression of her face, but also the attitude of her mind; for she felt the wish to please him as soon as she looked at him. (RESURRECTION BY LEO TOLSTOY)

WordNet 2.0

1. harsh criticism or disapproval
(synonym) animadversion
(hypernym) disapprobation, condemnation
(hyponym) interdict
(derivation) reprimand, criminate
2. the state of being excommunicated
(synonym) excommunication, exclusion
(hypernym) rejection

1. rebuke formally
(synonym) reprimand, criminate
(hypernym) knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
(hyponym) animadvert
(derivation) animadversion
Censure Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A censure is an expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism. In parliamentary procedure, it is a debatable main motion that could be adopted by a majority vote. Among the forms that it can take are a stern rebuke by a legislature, a spiritual penalty imposed by a church, or a negative judgment pronounced on a theological proposition.

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Censure Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Law Dictionary
A reproach or reprimand, especially when delivered by a judicial orother official body; the act of pronouncing such a reproach or reprimand.