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censure


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Censure  \Cen"sure\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Censured};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Censuring}.]  [Cf.  F.  ensurer.] 
  1.  To  form  or  express  a  judgment  in  regard  to  to  estimate; 
  to  judge.  [Obs.]  ``Should  I  say  more  you  might  well 
  censure  me  a  flatterer.''  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  To  find  fault  with  and  condemn  as  wrong  to  blame;  to 
  express  disapprobation  of 
 
  I  may  be  censured  that  nature  thus  gives  way  to 
  loyalty.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  condemn  or  reprimand  by  a  judicial  or  ecclesiastical 
  sentence.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  blame;  reprove;  rebuke;  condemn;  reprehend; 
  reprimand. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Censure  \Cen"sure\,  v.  i. 
  To  judge.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Censure  \Cen"sure\,  n.  [L.  censura  fr  censere:  cf  F.  censure. 
  Cf  {Censor}.] 
  1.  Judgment  either  favorable  or  unfavorable;  opinion.  [Obs.] 
 
  Take  each  man's  censure,  but  reserve  thy  judgment. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  blaming  or  finding  fault  with  and  condemning  as 
  wrong  reprehension;  blame. 
 
  Both  the  censure  and  the  praise  were  merited. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  Judicial  or  ecclesiastical  sentence  or  reprimand; 
  condemnatory  judgment. 
 
  Excommunication  or  other  censure  of  the  church. 
  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  Syn:  Blame;  reproof;  condemnation;  reprobation;  disapproval; 
  disapprobation;  reprehension;  animadversion;  reprimand; 
  reflection;  dispraise;  abuse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  censure 
  n  1:  harsh  criticism  or  disapproval  [syn:  {animadversion}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  excommunicated  [syn:  {excommunication},  {exclusion}] 
  v  :  rebuke  formally  [syn:  {reprimand},  {criminate}] 




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