Origin of censorious
Examples from the Web for censorious
Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age.
But amid all the censorious protests against “self-censorship” an important legal principle has been ignored.
I daresay Sri Yukteswar would have been the most sought- after guru in India had his words not been so candid and so censorious.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
It was all very well to say that no profit was made on such sale, the censorious world would not believe it.Old and New London|Walter Thornbury
They call us uncharitable, and harsh, and censorious, if we doubt anybody's goodness of heart.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
I hope I am not censorious, but—well, that fine at Bowstreet?Dolly Dialogues|Anthony Hope
"And he never does anything else," said the old lady of the censorious countenance.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
"fond of criticizing," 1530s, from Latin censorius "pertaining to a censor," also "rigid, severe," from censor (see censor (n.)). Related: Censoriously; censoriousness.