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censurable

[sen-sher-uh-buh l] /ˈsɛn ʃər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
deserving censure or blame.
Origin of censurable
1625-1635
1625-35; censure + -able
Related forms
censurableness, censurability, noun
censurably, adverb
noncensurable, adjective
noncensurableness, noun
noncensurably, adverb
uncensurable, adjective
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Examples from the Web for censurable
Historical Examples
  • This fraud constitutes by far the most censurable offence committed by unprincipled brewers.

    The Seven Curses of London James Greenwood
  • censurable as that practice may appear, it belonged to the age of Sidney.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • If she were poor and friendless, it would not be half so censurable.

    Cora and The Doctor Harriette Newell Baker
  • If such feelings were censurable, they had their punishment.

    Anne of Geierstein Walter Scott
  • An example laudable at Wittenberg could not be censurable in London by those who held Luther excused.

  • The one will accuse it of excessive strictness; the other of censurable levity.

  • He was not as censurable as he would have been had he not possessed these bad tendencies.

    Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger
  • If a particular truth may be of any service to the state, your silence is censurable.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • Describing the habits and vices of the lover as disagreeable and censurable, with the sneer of the lip, and the stamp of the foot.

  • But Annie had so much manner, such a pleasant, assured voice, that somehow Norma never found it censurable in her.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris
British Dictionary definitions for censurable

censurable

/ˈsɛnʃərəbəl/
adjective
1.
deserving censure, condemnation, or blame
Derived Forms
censurableness, censurability, noun
censurably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for censurable
adj.

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

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