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Censure Meaning & Definition from 601 Words

Censure meaning and definition together with illustrations and antonyms from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Learn the meaning of ‘censure’ in authentic context and improve your advanced vocabulary in authentic context.

/ˈsen.ʃəʳ/ (noun & verb)

Censure meaning

Noun: strong disapproval and criticism, obloquy, reprimand, admonishment

Verb: to criticize or disapprove someone or something strongly, denounce, condemn, blame, upbraid, lecture, excoriate, deprecate, flay, throw the book at someone, reproach, rebuke, inveigh, reprove


Article I, section 5 of the United States Constitution provides that “Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.” Among the ways in which the Senate has disciplined its members is censure, sometimes referred to as condemnation or denouncement. Censure is a formal statement of disapproval in the form of a resolution that is adopted by majority vote. The term “censure” is not found in the Constitution, and the word does not have to appear in the resolution. A censure does not remove a senator from office nor does it deny to a senator his or her rights or privileges. Since 1789 the Senate has censured nine of its members for conduct that senators determined to be inappropriate or detrimental to the Senate.

Source of example:


praise, encomium

Parts of speech

Noun: censurer

Adjective: censurable

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