Definitions for censureˈsɛn ʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cen•sure*ˈsɛn ʃər(n.; v.)-sured, -sur•ing.

  1. (n.)strong or vehement expression of disapproval.

  2. an official reprimand, as by a legislative body or one of its members.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.t.)to criticize or reproach in a harsh manner.

  4. (v.i.)to give censure.

* Syn: See abuse. See also reprimand.

Origin of censure:

1350–1400; ME < L cēnsūra censor's office, assessment


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


  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


  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.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


criticism or blame.

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