What does censure mean?

Definitions for censureˈsɛn ʃər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word censure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. censure, animadversion(noun)

    harsh criticism or disapproval

  2. excommunication, exclusion, censure(verb)

    the state of being excommunicated

  3. reprimand, censure, criminate(verb)

    rebuke formally

Wiktionary

  1. censure(Noun)

    The act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension.

  2. censure(Noun)

    An official reprimand.

  3. censure(Noun)

    The state of excommunication.

  4. censure(Verb)

    to criticize harshly

  5. censure(Verb)

    to formally rebuke

Webster Dictionary

  1. Censure(noun)

    judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion

  2. Censure(noun)

    the act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame

  3. Censure(noun)

    judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment

  4. Censure(verb)

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

  5. Censure(verb)

    to find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of

  6. Censure(verb)

    to condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence

  7. Censure(verb)

    to judge

Freebase

  1. Censure

    A censure is an expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism. Among the forms that it can take are a stern rebuke by a legislature, a spiritual penalty imposed by a church, and a negative judgment pronounced on a theological proposition.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Censure

    sen′shūr, n. an unfavourable judgment: blame: reproof: (obs.) criticism, judgment generally.—v.t. to blame: to condemn as wrong.—adj. Cen′surable, deserving of censure: blamable.—n. Cen′surableness.—adv. Cen′surably. [L. censūra, an opinion, a severe judgment—censēre, to estimate or judge.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of censure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of censure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jonathan Swift:

    Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.

  2. Leonardo DaVinci:

    You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.

  3. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice take each man's censure but reserve thy judgement.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    Beware Of entrance to a quarrel but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy rich, not gaudy For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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Translations for censure

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استنكر, لام, استهجنArabic
  • порицание, осъждам, порицавам, неодобрениеBulgarian
  • censurar, censuraSpanish
  • պարսավանքArmenian
  • censuraItalian
  • wenerauMāori
  • порицание, замечание, нарекание, выговорRussian

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