Simple Definition of censorious
: having or showing a tendency to criticize someone or something severely : very critical
Full Definition of censorious
: marked by or given to censure <censorious comments> <a censorious critic>
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
Latin censorius of a censor, from censor
First Known Use: 1536
Synonym Discussion of censorious
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