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See definition of censuring on Dictionary.com
  • as incritical
  • as inovercritical
  • as insharp-tongued

synonyms for censuring

  • demanding
  • analytical
  • belittling
  • biting
  • calumniatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • cavillous
  • censorious
  • choleric
  • condemning
  • critic
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • diagnostic
  • disapproving
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • disparaging
  • exacting
  • exceptive
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • hairsplitting
  • humbling
  • hypercritical
  • lowering
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • particular
  • penetrating
  • reproachful
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • scolding
  • severe
  • sharp
  • trenchant
  • withering
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antonyms for censuring

MOST RELEVANT
  • complimentary
  • laudatory
  • praising
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
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      How to use censuring in a sentence

      How many would have been clamorous and peevish, hasty in censuring their mistress, and forward in vindicating themselves!
      FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
      The critic, in censuring poor Dido and her sister, totally forgets their very reasonable ground of provocation.
      DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
      His life is spent in idleness, merely observing the sayings and doings of the gods, and then censuring and deriding them.
      THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
      Hume, though we have found him censuring the conduct of Franklin, was opposed to any attempt to coerce America.
      LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID HUME, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN HILL BURTON
      But let us examin whether the practice I am censuring is general or not; for if not, it cannot come within Horace's rule.
      DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
      For when evils are far gone and irremediable, the task of censuring them is never pleasant, although at times necessary.
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      Now-and-then she changed her censuring looks to looks of pity of me—but (as she said) she loved not to aggravate!
      CLARISSA, VOLUME 5 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
      Her conscience, so long lulled by her peaceful existence here with the two old people, was now continually censuring her.
      SHEILA OF BIG WRECK COVEJAMES A. COOPER
      But character is not, and therefore the philosopher approves or condemns actions instead of censuring beliefs.
      FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
      One day when the people were assembled, he preached a fervent sermon, censuring the resistance of some obstinate infidels.
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