severely critical; faultfinding; carping.
Yet jollity and gloom are still at war in our censorious age.
A History of American Fun Stefan Beck February 8, 2014
But amid all the censorious protests against “self-censorship” an important legal principle has been ignored.
Three Cheers for Censorship! Lee Siegel August 29, 2009
He bids him above all things not to be censorious, and not to be ostentatious.
Seekers after God Frederic William Farrar
It was a mad world—a world in which it was not safe to be censorious.
The Kingdom Round the Corner Coningsby Dawson
For love is not censorious, but is inclined to judge the best, till evidence constrain you to the contrary.
A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) Richard Baxter
But France being old-fashioned and behind the times is not censorious.
The Monster Edgar Saltus
“And he never does any thing else,” said the old lady of the censorious countenance.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVII, August 1852, Vol. V Various
But one must not be too censorious in thinking of Mary Stuart.
Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete Lyndon Orr
When it carried him the people found fault, and when he carried it they were as censorious as ever.
A Word to Women Mrs. C. E. Humphry
Nothing in the world can secure you from censorious, slanderous tongues.
A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter
harshly critical; fault-finding
“fond of criticizing,” 1530s, from Latin censorius “pertaining to a censor,” also “rigid, severe,” from censor (see censor (n.)). Related: Censoriously; censoriousness.
Geology. the point on the surface of the earth diametrically opposite the epicenter of an earthquake. Astronomy. the point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the galactic .
the act or practice of . the office or power of a . the time during which a censor holds office. the inhibiting and distorting activity of the Freudian censor. Contemporary Examples So this startling move towards Internet censorship should come as no surprise. The UK’s War on Porn: ‘Proof That Men Making These Rules […]
a centralizing system; centralization. Historical Examples There is no promise of permanency, even less of stable hierarchies and centralism. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin They are an expression of accepted hierarchy and centralism to the degree that these could be rendered relative as need required. The Civilization of Illiteracy Mihai Nadin centralism, to be […]
the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized. the concentration of administrative power in a central government, authority, etc. Chiefly Sociology. a process whereby social groups and institutions become increasingly dependent on a group or institution. concentration of control or power in a few individuals. Contemporary Examples He predicts that “the concentration and […]