censure

[cen┬Ěsure]

Censure is a noun referring to very strong criticism; the verb means to criticize very strongly. If you take your dad's car without telling him, you can expect him to censure you severely, and maybe even ground you as well.

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Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

Noun
harsh criticism or disapproval

Noun
the state of being excommunicated

Verb
rebuke formally


n.
Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

n.
The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.

n.
Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.

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.

v. i.
To judge.


Censure

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.
Syn. -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.

Censure

Cen"sure, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Censuring.] [Cf. F. ensurer.] 1. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge. [Obs.] "Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer." Beau. & Fl. 2. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence. Shak. Syn. -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.

Censure

Cen"sure, v. i. To judge. [Obs.] Shak.

Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.

To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.

To judge.

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Usage Examples

In a drama of the highest order there is little food for censure or hatred it teaches rather self-knowledge and self-respect.

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Other Usage Examples

I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy.

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.

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