verb (used with object), cen·sured, cen·sur·ing.
verb (used without object), cen·sured, cen·sur·ing.
- census taker,
- census tract,
- cent sign
Origin of censure
Examples from the Web for censure
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.
The article states that the agency could have voted sanctions against Maco ranging from censure to disbarment.
Still, Bergé insisted that he did not get overly involved or censure the film in any way.
After the vote to censure, Stubbs simply said, “All members of Congress are in need of humbling experiences from time to time.”History’s Progressive Gay Politicians that Paved the Way for Mike Michaud|Brandy Zadrozny|November 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or even to be able to count on the support of elected legislators who could, if they wished, censure you.
Deep treasure in your hearts An honest shame, and, fighting bravely, fear680 Each to incur the censure of the rest.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
He was a correspondent of St Boniface, who asks him to support his censure of thelbald of Mercia.
If that had been the fact, the novels would have been justly open to that censure.From the Easy Chair, vol. 1|George William Curtis
On the next occasion to which I feel bound to advert, her conduct was even more deserving of censure.The Evil Genius|Wilkie Collins
The censure and restoration of sinning members were provided for by other acts of supreme authority.
Word Origin for censure
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]