Synonyms and Antonyms of censure
an often public or formal expression of disapproval <a rare censure of a senator by the full United States Senate for misconduct> Synonyms commination, condemnation, denunciation, excoriation, objurgation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reproof, riot act, stricture Related Words admonishment, admonition, castigation, chastisement, damnation, punishment, remonstrance; business, devil, dressing-down, lash, lecture, lesson, rap, scolding, talking-to, tongue-lashing; belittlement, criticism, deprecation, depreciation, disparagement, pan Near Antonyms acclamation, honor, tribute; encomium, eulogy, panegyric, plaudit(s), praise; approval, blessing, sanction Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)
Synonyms and Antonyms of censure
1 to express public or formal disapproval of <a vote to censure the President for conduct that was unbecoming to his office> Synonyms condemn, denounce, objurgate, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove Related Words admonish, chastise; castigate, punish; bawl out, berate, chew out, cut up, dress down, flay, gibbet, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rate, scold, score, tell off, upbraid; belittle, criticize, deprecate, depreciate, disparage Phrases bring to account, call to account Near Antonyms acclaim, applause, hail, honor; eulogize, laud, praise; approve, bless, sanction Antonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)
2 to declare to be morally wrong or evil <our society generally censures the taking of another person's life> Synonyms anathematize, condemn, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, reprehend, reprobateRelated Words attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms bless
3 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of <critics have striven to outdo each other in censuring that pop novelist's latest work> Synonyms blame, criticize, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, reprehend, slag [chiefly British]Related Words skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms extol (also extoll), laud, praise
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