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censure

cen·sure

censure

 
 
pronunciation:
sen shr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: severe criticism or disapproval.
The young priest received censure for his controversial remarks.
synonyms:
condemnation, disapproval, objurgation, rebuke
antonyms:
approval, plaudit
similar words:
anathema, animadversion, charge, criticism, denunciation, fulmination, indictment, obloquy, philippic, proscription, reprimand, reproach, slam, vituperation
definition 2: an official expression of disapproval of the actions of a member of a body such as a legislature.
The congressman was threatened with censure for his inappropriate remarks.
antonyms:
approbation
similar words:
anathema, charge, denunciation, indictment, obloquy, reprimand
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: censured, censures, censuring
definition 1: to criticize or condemn.
The protesters were censured by the government-backed newspapers.
synonyms:
condemn, denounce, disapprove, proscribe, reproach, upbraid
antonyms:
applaud, commend, praise
similar words:
arraign, attack, berate, castigate, chastise, criticize, declaim against, decry, fulminate, objurgate, rebuke, savage, tax, vituperate
definition 2: to pass a resolution of censure against (a person).
similar words:
castigate, charge, condemn, denounce, disapprove, impeach, indict, rebuke, reprimand
derivation: censurer (n.)