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 Dictionary entry overview: What does censure mean? 

CENSURE (noun)
  The noun CENSURE has 2 senses:

1. harsh criticism or disapproval
2. the state of being excommunicated

  Familiarity information: CENSURE used as a noun is rare.

CENSURE (verb)
  The verb CENSURE has 1 sense:

1. rebuke formally

  Familiarity information: CENSURE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CENSURE (noun)

Sense 1censure [BACK TO TOP]


Harsh criticism or disapproval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


animadversion; censure

Hypernyms ("censure" is a kind of...):

condemnation; disapprobation (an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "censure"):

interdict (an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district)

Sense 2censure [BACK TO TOP]


The state of being excommunicated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


excommunication; censure; exclusion

Hypernyms ("censure" is a kind of...):

rejection (the state of being rejected)

CENSURE (verb)

Sense 1censure [BACK TO TOP]


Rebuke formally

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


censure; reprimand; criminate

Hypernyms (to "censure" is one way to...):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "censure"):

animadvert (express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

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