censorious

[sen-sawr-ee-uhs, -sohr-]
adjective
severely critical; faultfinding; carping.

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

censoriously, adverb
censoriousness, noun
anticensorious, adjective
anticensoriously, adverb
anticensoriousness, noun
noncensorious, adjective
noncensoriously, adverb
noncensoriousness, noun
overcensorious, adjective
overcensoriously, adverb
overcensoriousness, noun
uncensorious, adjective
uncensoriously, adverb
uncensoriousness, noun
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censorious (sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs)
 
adj
harshly critical; fault-finding
 
cen'soriously
 
adv
 
cen'soriousness
 
n

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censorious
1536, from L. censorius "pertaining to a censor," from censor (see censor).
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Example sentences
His criticism of his brother's immaturity remains matter-of-fact rather than censorious.
There's no reason to be prissy or censorious on the subject of politicians and their ghostwriters.
She was mystified by, and censorious of, families who didn't.
But the world is so censorious, no character escapes.
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