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Synonyms for censure
ˈsɛn ʃərcen·sure

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. censure

    Arraign is an official word; a person accused of crime is arraigned when he is formally called into court, the indictment read to him, and the demand made of him to plead guilty or not guilty; in more extended use, to arraign is to call in question for fault in any formal, public, or official way. One may charge another with any fault, great or trifling, privately or publicly, formally or informally. Accuse is stronger than charge, suggesting more of the formal and criminal; a person may charge a friend with unkindness or neglect; he may accuse a tramp of stealing. Censure carries the idea of fault, but not of crime; it may be private and individual, or public and official. A judge, a president, or other officer of high rank may be impeached before the appropriate tribunal for high crimes; the veracity of a witness may be impeached by damaging evidence. A person of the highest character may be summoned as defendant in a civil suit; or he may be cited to answer as administrator, etc. Indict and arraign apply strictly to criminal proceedings, and only an alleged criminal is indicted or arraigned. One is indicted by the grand jury, and arraigned before the appropriate court.

    Synonyms:
    accuse, arraign, charge, cite, impeach, indict, prosecute, summon

    Antonyms:
    acquit, condone, discharge, excuse, exonerate, forgive, overlook, pardon, pardon, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arraign at the bar, before the tribunal, of or for a crime; on or upon an indictment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. censure, animadversionnoun

    harsh criticism or disapproval

    Synonyms:
    animadversion, exclusion, excommunication

  2. excommunication, exclusion, censureverb

    the state of being excommunicated

    Synonyms:
    exception, ejection, excision, excommunication, riddance, animadversion, exclusion, expulsion, elision

  3. reprimand, censure, criminateverb

    rebuke formally

    Synonyms:
    accuse, scold, trounce, berate, lambast, bawl out, reproof, dress down, impeach, chide, lecture, chew up, call down, take to task, call on the carpet, rebuke, jaw, incriminate, reprimand, rag, remonstrate, have words, lambaste, chew out, criminate

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. censurenoun

    Synonyms:
    reproof, reprehension, blame, reprimand, objurgation

  2. censureverb

    Synonyms:
    reprove, rebuke, reprehend, upbraid, objurgate, chide, inveigh against

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How to use censure in a sentence?

  1. Antoine De Saint-Exupery:

    The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us.

  2. Ajay Pittman:

    Dahm has made it abundantly clear that he was intentional with his words. ... The justification for sexism given by Senator Dahm in and of itself is grounds for censure.

  3. Ben Sasse:

    You are welcome to censure me again.

  4. Proverb:

    The praise of fools is censure in disguise.

  5. Robert F. Kennedy:

    Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change.


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