censorious

[ sen-sawr-ee-uh s, -sohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF censorious
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Socrates asks what manner of man was this censorious critic.

"We live in a censorious world, Citoyenne," he answered gravely.

"It's a hard, censorious world, this," answered the elder man.

No one, I tell you, not even the most strait-laced or censorious.

Prescott was not a censorious person, and he had a liking and some pity for the man.

They judged him by a censorious standard which took no account of genius.

It was a mad world—a world in which it was not safe to be censorious.

Mrs. Grundy, the representative of the censorious world, What will Mrs. Grundy say?

I am censorious of your hypocrisy, reasonably I think, because I have no weakness that way.

The unkindly disposed and censorious are shut within their own four walls.

WORD ORIGIN

"fond of criticizing," 1530s, from Latin censorius "pertaining to a censor," also "rigid, severe," from censor (see censor (n.)). Related: Censoriously; censoriousness.

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