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Meaning of censure

cen•sure

Pronunciation: (sen'shur), [key]
— n., v., -sured, -sur•ing.
—n.
  1. strong or vehement expression of disapproval: The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.
  2. an official reprimand, as by a legislative body of one of its members.
—v.t.
  1. to criticize or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner: She is more to be pitied than censured.
—v.i.
  1. to give censure, adverse criticism, disapproval, or blame.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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