1. Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion. [Obs.]
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. --Shak.
2. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
Both the censure and the praise were merited. --Macaulay.
3. Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
Excommunication or other censure of the church. --Bp. Burnet.
Syn: -- Blame; reproof; condemnation; reprobation; disapproval; disapprobation; reprehension; animadversion; reprimand; reflection; dispraise; abuse.
Cen·sure, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Censured p. pr. & vb. n. Censuring.]
1. To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge. [Obs.] “Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer.”
2. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to express disapprobation of.
I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty. --Shak.
3. To condemn or reprimand by a judicial or ecclesiastical sentence.
Syn: -- To blame; reprove; rebuke; condemn; reprehend; reprimand.
Cen·sure, v. i. To judge. [Obs.]
n 1: harsh criticism or disapproval [syn: animadversion]
2: the state of being excommunicated [syn: excommunication, exclusion]
v : rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, criminate]