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- Addicted to censure and scolding; apt to blame or condemn; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.
- 1680, Horace, Earl of Roscommon [i.e., Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon], transl., Horace’s Art of Poetry. […], London: […] Henry Herringman […], OCLC 81670860, page 24:
- Be not too rigidly Cenſorious, / A ſtring may jarr in the beſt Maſters hand, / And the moſt skilfull Archer miſs his aim; / But in a Poem elegantly writ, / I will not quarrel with a ſlight miſtake, / Such as our Natures frailty may excuſe; [...]
- 2013 September 20, Holly Baxter, “Is masturbating in public a laughing matter?”, in The Guardian:
- But I'm guessing the girls didn't push for molestation charges because they were censorious prudes who would grow into knowing how to take such behaviour on the chin – they felt genuinely threatened, they took their concerns to court, and they deserved more than being told that they'd misread the situation all along.
- Implying or expressing censure.
- censorious remarks
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- censorious in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- censorious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.