censorious
[ sen-sawr-ee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 16th century; Latin from Latin censorius (from censor ‘magistrate’) + -ious
Synonyms
  • accusatory
  • chiding
Antonyms
  • complimentary
  • encouraging
Definition
severely critical; fault-finding; carping
Example
The film reviewer was shockingly censorious in his review of the popular new film.
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