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Friday, December 22, 2000

Definitions for censure

  1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
  3. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.

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Citations for censure
She was tired of their disapproval, the silent censure, their eagerness always to assume the worst. Mary McGarry Morris, Fiona Range
But it was the dread news of death from scurvy that dominated headlines. A naval court of inquiry censured Nares for failing to provide his sledge crew with fresh lime juice. Leonard F. Guttridge, Ghosts of Cape Sabine
Origin of censure
1350-1400
Censure comes from Latin censura, "censorship, judgment," from censere, "to form or express an opinion, to appraise."