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See also: censuré
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsɛn.ʃɚ/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈsen.ʃə/
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- The act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension.
- 1776, Edward Gibbon, “Chapter 1 part ii”, in The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume I, London: […] W[illiam] Strahan; and T[homas] Cadell, […], →OCLC:
- Censure, which arraigns the public actions and the private motives of princes, has ascribed to envy, a conduct which might be attributed to the prudence and moderation of Hadrian.
- 1856 December, [Thomas Babington] Macaulay, “Samuel Johnson [from the Encyclopædia Britannica]”, in T[homas] F[lower] E[llis], editor, The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, new edition, London: Longman, Green, Reader, & Dyer, published 1871, →OCLC:
- Both the censure and the praise were merited.
- An official reprimand.
- Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
- c. 1589–1590, Christopher Marlo[we], edited by Tho[mas] Heywood, The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Ievv of Malta. […], London: […] I[ohn] B[eale] for Nicholas Vavasour, […], published 1633, →OCLC, Act PROLOGUE SPOKEN AT COURT:
- He that hath past
So many censures is now come at last
To have your princely ears […]
- 1679–1715, Gilbert Burnet, “(please specify the page)”, in The History of the Reformation of the Church of England., London: […] T[homas] H[odgkin] for Richard Chiswell, […]:
- excommunication […] being the chief ecclesiastical censure
- (obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene iii]:
- Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
the act of blaming, criticizing, or condemning as wrong; reprehension
an official reprimand
- To criticize harshly.
- 1946 January and February, T. S. Lascelles, “A Series of False Signals”, in Railway Magazine, page 43:
- The Woodwalton signalman, Rose, who was severely censured in Captain Tyler's report, behaved with great negligence.
- To formally rebuke.
- (obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
- See also Thesaurus:reprehend
to criticize harshly
to formally rebuke
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- “censure”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
- “censure”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- "censure" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
censure f (plural censures)
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- inflection of :
- “censure”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- plural of
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kenˈsuː.re/, [kẽːˈs̠uːrɛ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /t͡ʃenˈsu.re/, [t͡ʃenˈsuːre]
- Hyphenation: cen‧su‧re
- IPA(key): (Spain) /θenˈsuɾe/ [θẽnˈsu.ɾe]
- IPA(key): (Latin America) /senˈsuɾe/ [sẽnˈsu.ɾe]
- Rhymes: -uɾe
- Syllabification: cen‧su‧re