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cen·so·ri·ous

 (sĕn-sôr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Tending to censure; critical.
2. Expressing censure.

[Latin cēnsōrius, of a censor, from cēnsor, Roman censor; see censor.]

cen·so′ri·ous·ly adv.
cen·so′ri·ous·ness n.

censorious

(sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs)
adj
harshly critical; fault-finding
cenˈsoriously adv
cenˈsoriousness n

cen•so•ri•ous

(sɛnˈsɔr i əs, -ˈsoʊr-)

adj.
severely critical; faultfinding; carping.
[1530–40; < Latin cēnsōrius of a censor; see censor, -tory1, -ous]
cen•so′ri•ous•ly, adv.
cen•so′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.censorious - harshly critical or expressing censure; "was censorious of petty failings"
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"

censorious

adjective critical, severe, carping, disapproving, scathing, disparaging, judgmental, cavilling, condemnatory, fault-finding, captious He is too judgmental and censorious for my liking.

censorious

adjective
Inclined to judge too severely:
Translations
قاسٍ في نَقْدِهِ
kritickýodsuzující
fordømmendekritisk
bírál ó
gagnrÿninn, dómharîur
eleştirici/tenkitçi

censorious

[senˈsɔːrɪəs] ADJ (frm) → hipercrítico

censorious

[sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs] adj (formal) (= critical) → sévère

censorious

adj remark, glancestrafend; he was very censorious of the new policyer kritisierte die neue Politik scharf

censorious

[ˌsɛnˈsɔːrɪəs] adjcritico/a

censor

(ˈsensə) noun
1. an official who examines films etc and has the power to remove any of the contents which might offend people. Part of his film has been banned by the censor.
2. an official (eg in the army) who examines letters etc and removes information which the authorities do not wish to be made public for political reasons etc.
verb
This film has been censored; The soldiers' letters are censored.
cenˈsorious (-ˈsoː-) adjective
very critical. She is censorious about the behaviour of young people.
ˈcensorship noun
the policy of censoring. Some people disapprove of censorship.
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