: marked by or given to censure <censorious comments> <a censorious critic>
— cen·so·ri·ous·ly adverb
— cen·so·ri·ous·ness noun
Examples of CENSORIOUS
- The stunt earned her the scorn of her censorious older sister.
- I was surprised by the censorious tone of the book review.
Origin of CENSORIOUS
of a censor, from censor
First Known Use: 1536
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