Antonyms for censure

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sen-sher
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɛn ʃər

Definition of censure

Origin :
  • late 14c., originally ecclesiastical, from Latin censura "judgment, opinion," also "office of a censor," from census, past participle of censere "appraise, estimate, assess" (see censor (n.)). General sense of "a finding of fault and an expression of condemnation" is from c.1600.
  • noun severe criticism
  • verb condemn; criticize severely
Example sentences :
  • With an influence so great she had simply said, "Spare of censure this man for my sake."
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Wanhope waited for a thoughtful moment of censure eventuating in toleration.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Should we not be particularly careful to keep clear of the faults we censure?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • How often, my dear, have you and I endeavoured to detect and censure this partial spirit in others?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It is there one lives exempt from the assaults of censure, detraction, and calumny.
  • Extract from : « The History of Louisiana » by Le Page Du Pratz
  • You know vanity is not my foible, therefore I need not fear your censure.
  • Extract from : « Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works » by Edward Singleton Holden
  • And therefore philosophers must inevitably fall under the censure of the world?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Or where is the spectator having any right to censure or control us, as he might the poets?
  • Extract from : « Theaetetus » by Plato
  • (implying that if he delighted in censure he might have abundant opportunity of finding fault).
  • Extract from : « Protagoras » by Plato
  • Paul shook his head as if in censure of his mother's feelings.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine

Synonyms for censure

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