What does censure mean?

Definitions for censure
ˈsɛn ʃərcen·sure

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. censure, animadversionnoun

    harsh criticism or disapproval

  2. excommunication, exclusion, censureverb

    the state of being excommunicated

  3. reprimand, censure, criminateverb

    rebuke formally

Wiktionary

  1. censurenoun

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

  2. censurenoun

    An official reprimand.

  3. censurenoun

    The state of excommunication.

  4. censureverb

    to criticize harshly

  5. censureverb

    to formally rebuke

Webster Dictionary

  1. Censurenoun

    judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion

  2. Censurenoun

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

  3. Censurenoun

    judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment

  4. Censureverb

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

  5. Censureverb

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

  6. Censureverb

    to condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence

  7. Censureverb

    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.]

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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

Examples of censure in a Sentence

  1. Danielle Weston:

    The censure resolutions would strip us of the powers and duties bestowed upon us by the voters and would violate the law.

  2. Robert F. Kennedy:

    Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.

  3. William Shakespeare:

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

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

    It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.

  5. Plato:

    Mankind censure injustice fearing that they may be the victims of it, and not because they shrink from committing it.

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