[sen-sher-uh-buh l]


deserving censure or blame.

Origin of censurable

First recorded in 1625–35; censure + -able
Related formscen·sur·a·ble·ness, cen·sur·a·bil·i·ty, nouncen·sur·a·bly, adverbnon·cen·sur·a·ble, adjectivenon·cen·sur·a·ble·ness, nounnon·cen·sur·a·bly, adverbun·cen·sur·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for censurable

culpable, guilty, wrong

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British Dictionary definitions for censurable



deserving censure, condemnation, or blame
Derived Formscensurableness or censurability, nouncensurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for censurable

1630s, from censure + -able. Related: Censurability.

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