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censoriousa. [L. censorius pertaining to the censor. See Censor.].
  •  Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.  [1913 Webster]
    "A dogmatical spirit inclines a man to be consorious of his neighbors."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Implying or expressing censure; as, censorious remarks.
Syn. -- Fault-finding; carping; caviling; captious; severe; condemnatory; hypercritical.


censorious, adj. severely critical; fault-finding; quick or eager to criticize.

censoriously adv. censoriousness n.
L censorius: see CENSOR



Quakerish, Victorian, abusive, accusatory, back-biting, belittling, bitchy, blackening, blameful, calumniatory, calumnious, captious, carping, catty, caviling, chiding, choicy, choosy, condemnatory, conscientious, contemptuous, contumelious, critic, critical, damnatory, defamatory, demure, denunciatory, deprecative, deprecatory, depreciative, depreciatory, derisive, derisory, derogative, derogatory, detractory, discriminating, discriminative, disparaging, exacting, execrating, execrative, execratory, fastidious, faultfinding, hidebound, hypercritical, invective, inveighing, judgmental, libelous, meticulous, mid-Victorian, minimizing, narrow, objurgatory, old-maidish, overcritical, overmodest, particular, pejorative, perfectionistic, picky, precise, precisianistic, priggish, prim, proscriptive, prudish, punctilious, puristic, puritanic, puritanical, reproachful, reprobative, reviling, ridiculing, sanctimonious, scandalous, scoffing, scrupulous, scurrile, scurrilous, selective, sensitive, slanderous, slighting, smug, stiff-necked, straitlaced, strict, stuffy, vilifying, vituperative




N fastidiousness, nicety, hypercriticism, difficulty in being pleased, friandise, epicurism, omnia suspendens naso, epicure, gourmet, prudery, fastidious, nice, delicate, delicat, finical, finicky, demanding, meticulous, exacting, strict, anal, difficult, dainty, lickerish, squeamish, thin-skinned, squeasy, queasy, hard to please, difficult to please, querulous, particular, straitlaced, scrupulous, censorious, hypercritical, overcritical, noli me tangere.


N disapprobation, disapproval, improbation, disesteem, disvaluation, displacency, odium, dislike, dispraise, discommendation, blame, censure, obloquy, detraction, disparagement, depreciation, denunciation, condemnation, ostracism, black list, animadversion, reflection, stricture, objection, exception, criticism, sardonic grin, sardonic laugh, sarcasm, insinuation, innuendo, bad compliment, poor compliment, left-handed compliment, satire, sneer, taunt, cavil, carping, censoriousness, hypercriticism, reprehension, remonstrance, expostulation, reproof, reprobation, admonition, increpation, reproach, rebuke, reprimand, castigation, jobation, lecture, curtain lecture, blow up, wigging, dressing, rating, scolding, trimming, correction, set down, rap on the knuckles, coup de bec, rebuff, slap, slap on the face, home thrust, hit, frown, scowl, black look, diatribe, jeremiad, jeremiade, tirade, philippic, clamor, outcry, hue and cry, hiss, hissing, sibilance, sibilation, catcall, execration, chiding, upbraiding, exprobation, abuse, vituperation, invective, objurgation, contumely, hard words, cutting words, bitter words, evil-speaking, bad language, personality, disapproving, scandalized, disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative, defamatory, satirical, sarcastic, sardonic, cynical, dry, sharp, cutting, biting, severe, withering, trenchant, hard upon, censorious, critical, captious, carping, hypercritical, fastidious, sparing of praise, grudging praise, disapproved, chid, in bad odor, blown upon, unapproved, unblest, at a discount, exploded, weighed in the balance and found wanting, blameworthy, reprehensible, to blame, worthy of blame, answerable, uncommendable, exceptionable, not to be thought of, bad, vicious, unlamented, unbewailed, unpitied, with a wry face, reproachfully, Int, it is too bad!, it won't do, it will never do!, marry come up!, Oh!, come!, 'sdeath!, forbid it Heaven!, God forbid, Heaven forbid!, out upon, fie upon it!, away with!, tut!, O tempora!, O mores!, shame!, fie, fie for shame!, out on you!, tell it not in Gath!.

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