Censure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsenʃər|  American pronunciation of the word censure
Brit.  |ˈsɛnʃə|  British pronunciation of the word censure


- harsh criticism or disapproval (syn: animadversion)
- the state of being excommunicated (syn: exclusion, excommunication)


- rebuke formally (syn: criminate, reprimand)


The country faces international censure for its alleged involvement in the assassination.

...a rare censure of a senator by the full United States Senate for misconduct...

He was censured by the committee for his failure to report the problem.

...a vote to censure the President for conduct that was unbecoming to his office...

He was officially censured for his handling of the situation.

He received a public censure for his dishonourable behaviour.

The Borough Architect was censured for failing to consult the engineers.

The opposition put forward a motion to сensure the government.

The House censured the Member of Parliament for his rude remark to the Minister.

If they did so they would richly merit the severest censure.

He had great sensibility of censure.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: censure
he/she/it: censures
present participle: censuring
past tense: censured
past participle: censured
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