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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Censorious  \Cen*so"ri*ous\,  a.  [L.  censorius  pertaining  to  the 
  censor.  See  {Censor}.] 
  1.  Addicted  to  censure;  apt  to  blame  or  condemn;  severe  in 
  making  remarks  on  others  or  on  their  writings  or  manners. 
 
  A  dogmatical  spirit  inclines  a  man  to  be  consorious 
  of  his  neighbors.  --Watts. 
 
  2.  Implying  or  expressing  censure;  as  censorious  remarks. 
 
  Syn:  Fault-finding;  carping;  caviling;  captious;  severe; 
  condemnatory;  hypercritical.  --  {Cen*so"ri*ous*ly},  adv 
  --  {Cen*so"ri*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  censorious 
  adj  :  harshly  critical  or  expressing  censure;  "was  censorious  of 
  petty  failings" 




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