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censure

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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cen=sure

CIDE DICTIONARY

censuren. [L. censura fr. censere: cf. F. censure. Cf. Censor.].
  •  Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.  [1913 Webster]
    "Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.  [1913 Webster]
    "Both the censure and the praise were merited."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.  [1913 Webster]
    "Excommunication or other censure of the church."
Syn. -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.
censurev. i. [Cf. F. ensurer.].
  •  To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.  [1913 Webster]
    "I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.  Shak.
Syn. -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.
censurev. i. 
     To judge.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

censure, v. & n.
--v.tr. criticize harshly; reprove.

Usage
Often confused with censor.
--n. harsh criticism; expression of disapproval.
Derivative
censurable adj.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L censura f. censere assess

THESAURUS

censure

accuse, anathema, anathematize, anathematizing, anathemize, animadvert on, annotate, approval, arraign, arraignment, aspersion, assail, assault, attack, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bend sinister, bespatter, black eye, black mark, blacken, blacklist, blame, blot, blow upon, blur, book review, brand, bring home to, broad arrow, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, castigation, champain, citation, comment, complain against, condemn, condemnation, contemn, convict, conviction, criminate, critical bibliography, critical journal, critical notice, criticism, criticize, critique, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn, damnation, death sentence, death warrant, decrial, decry, defame, defile, denounce, denouncement, denunciate, denunciation, disallow, disapprove, disdain, disparage, disparagement, doom, excommunicate, excommunication, excoriation, expose, expose to infamy, find guilty, flaying, fulminate against, fulmination, fustigation, gibbet, guilty verdict, hang in effigy, impeach, impeachment, implicate, implication, impugn, impugnment, imputation, incriminate, incrimination, inculpate, inculpation, indict, indictment, inveigh against, involve, involvement, judgment, knock, literary criticism, mark of Cain, moralize upon, notice, onus, oppose, pass sentence on, penalize, pillory, pillorying, point champain, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, proscribe, proscription, rap, rebuke, reflect upon, reflection, reject, report, reprehend, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, reprobation, reprove, review, scorn, scout, sentence, shake up, skin, skinning alive, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, soil, spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize, strafe, stricture, sully, taint, tarnish, verdict of guilty, vilify

ROGET THESAURUS

censure

Disapprobation

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!.

VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.


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