Definition of censorious in English:

censorious

Line breaks: cen¦sori|ous
Pronunciation: /sɛnˈsɔːrɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

censoriously

adverb
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  • Twenty years later, when his brief essay was collected, he asked the editor to note that he now viewed Kipling ‘less censoriously and with more affectionate admiration.’
  • Many reject nonfiction prose (biographies, autobiographies, documentaries, etc.) censoriously on the grounds that the works are legendary, mythical and/or apocryphal.
  • ‘Advertisers, don't be ignorant,’ he warns censoriously.

censoriousness

noun
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  • Not only is his play anti-puritanical, but it recognizes without censoriousness the strength of the sexual urge and the intense pleasure it offers.
  • In these two cases, the UK is exactly equidistant from the tolerance of France and the censoriousness of the US.
  • Finally, Vera, who judges no one, meets the forces of censoriousness.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin censorius (from censor ‘magistrate ’) + -ious.

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