Definition of censure :
1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
2. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
3. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
4. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
5. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
6. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
7. To judge.
rap, incriminate, chew out, criminate, summon, take to task, rag, chew up, ejection, reprehend, reproof, knock, jaw, cite, pan, reprehension, dress down, reprobate, reprobation, excommunication, lambast, exclusion, call on the carpet, deplore, exception, elision, have words, praise, remonstrate, call down, riddance, cut up, fault, animadversion, trounce, lambaste, prosecute, lecture, arraign, impeach, bawl out, excision, scold, denunciation, berate, expulsion
blame (part of speech: verb)
accusation (part of speech: noun)
citation, blame, incrimination, impeachment, grievance, accusation, condemnation, accusal, charge, complaint, insinuation, denouncement, criticism, allegation, reproach, imputation, indictment, allegement
criticism (part of speech: noun)
criticize (part of speech: verb)
disapprove (part of speech: verb)
- A little praise goes farther than much censure. - "Parent and Child Vol. III., Child Study and Training", Mosiah Hall.
- What is the drift of the book besides the general censure? - "Imaginary Interviews", W. D. Howells.
- I see these things so plainly myself that the criticism, and may be, censure of a multitude, jealous of personal freedom, affects me no more than the passing breeze. - "Dawn", Mrs. Harriet A. Adams.