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Definition of Censure


  1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
  2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
  4. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
  5. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
  6. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
  7. To judge.

Censure Quotations

I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
Mikhail Bakunin

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
Jonathan Swift

It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Joseph Addison

Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.

You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Censure Translations

censure in Dutch is afkeuring, wraking, verwerping
censure in German is tadeln
censure in Italian is criticare
censure in Latin is culpo
censure in Spanish is reprender
censure in Swedish is kriticera, klander
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