censuring Cuban is the surest way to breed the Donald Sterlings of tomorrow.
If he gave a speech criticizing rich “plutocrats,” he qualified it by censuring the “mob” as well.
Hume, though we have found him censuring the conduct of Franklin, was opposed to any attempt to coerce America.
It is his stile and manner only I am censuring; for these are exceedingly faulty.
We do not mention the fact of many of the Whigs opposing the convention system heretofore for the purpose of censuring them.
If you feel youd like to do the censuring act, then go ahead and do it.
And thus, and thus only, are we justified in censuring those whose names figure largely in the persecuting lists.
There is no subject on which all the world are censuring one another so much as this.
One day when the people were assembled, he preached a fervent sermon, censuring the resistance of some obstinate infidels.
Some of the bishops rode to war and behaved like lay barons; others were held back by fear from censuring the ungodly.
late 14c., originally ecclesiastical, from Latin censura "judgment, opinion," also "office of a censor," from census, past participle of censere "appraise, estimate, assess" (see censor (n.)). General sense of "a finding of fault and an expression of condemnation" is from c.1600.
1580s, from censure (n.) or else from French censurer, from censure (n.). Related: Censured; censuring.
Such men are so watchful to censure, that the have seldom much care to look for favourable interpretations of ambiguities, to set the general tenor of life against single failures, or to know how soon any slip of inadvertency has been expiated by sorrow and retractation; but let fly their fulminations, without mercy or prudence, against slight offences or casual temerities, against crimes never committed, or immediately repented. [Johnson, "Life of Sir Thomas Browne," 1756]