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Meaning of CENSORIOUS

Pronunciation:  sen'sowreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  harshly critical or expressing censure; "was censorious of petty failings"
 

CENSORIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: critical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cen*so"ri*ous\, a. [L. censorius pertaining to the
censor. See {Censor}.]
1. Addicted to censure; apt to blame or condemn; severe in
   making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners.

         A dogmatical spirit inclines a man to be consorious
         of his neighbors.                     --Watts.

2. Implying or expressing censure; as, censorious remarks.

Syn: Fault-finding; carping; caviling; captious; severe;
     condemnatory; hypercritical. -- {Cen*so"ri*ous*ly}, adv.
     -- {Cen*so"ri*ous*ness}, n.

 
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