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The Definition of - censure (noun)

    strong or vehement expression of disapproval:
    The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.
    an official reprimand, as by a legislative body of one of its members.
    verb (used with object), censured, censuring.
    to criticize or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner:
    She is more to be pitied than censured.
    verb (used without object), censured, censuring.
    to give censure, adverse criticism, disapproval, or blame.

Word Example of - censure

    Example Sentences for censure

    What cause of censure have you, then, if I am no to say ill-will against my Anne?

    We are not disposed to enter into the question in any spirit of censure.

    I was told there was a censure from the Sorbonne, but this I could not believe.

    Yet censure is not heard beneath the tomb, any more than praise.

    The vote of censure was carried; and those who had moved it hoped that the managers would resign in disgust.

    I am heart-broken for you as a brother: but as a magistrate, I will admit no censure.

    Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas—He pardons the ravens, but visits with censure the doves.

    He abuses the confidence reposed in him,—where is his censure?

    The censure was carried in the Lords by nine votes, but was defeated in the Commons by a ministerial majority of eighteen.

    Performing its function, it was fit to censure me and I took the cup.

Word Origin & History of - censure

    Word Origin & History

    censure late 14c., from L. censura "judgment" (see censor). The verb is first attested 1580s.

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