Associations to the word «Censure»


CENSURE, noun. The act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension.
CENSURE, noun. An official reprimand.
CENSURE, noun. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
CENSURE, noun. (obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
CENSURE, verb. To criticize harshly.
CENSURE, verb. To formally rebuke.
CENSURE, verb. (obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.

Dictionary definition

CENSURE, noun. Harsh criticism or disapproval.
CENSURE, noun. The state of being excommunicated.
CENSURE, verb. Rebuke formally.

Wise words

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