What does the word censorious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Censoriously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Censoriousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Given to censure; faultfinding.

Usage examples for censorious

  1. I never heard anything from her that shewed a censorious spirit. – A Letter of Credit by 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 by 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 by Vaughan Kester
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