censorious

[ sen-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr- ]
/ sɛnˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr- /

adjective

severely critical; faultfinding; carping.

Origin of censorious

1530–40; < Latin cēnsōrius of a censor, hence, austere, moral; see censor, -tory1

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censorious

/ (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs) /

adjective

harshly critical; fault-finding

Derived Forms

censoriously, adverbcensoriousness, noun
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