Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Given to censure; faultfinding.

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Usage examples "censorious":

  1. I never heard anything from her that shewed a censorious spirit. - "A Letter of Credit", Susan Warner.
  2. The censorious said she slept in a hammock and understood Yeats's poems, but her family denied both stories. - "The Chronicles of Clovis", Saki.
  3. Mr. Shrimplin, whose moods were likely to be critical and censorious, realized that there was something personally offensive in the fact that Archibald McBride had chosen to disregard a holiday which his fellow- merchants had so very generally observed. - "The Just and the Unjust", Vaughan Kester.