Censure synonyms and antonyms
Category: Part of speech:
To blame is to point the finger at someone else and declare him/her responsible for a fault or wrong.
The definition of criticism is to expressing disapproval, or a literary analysis of something by taking a detailed look at the pros, cons and merits.
To criticize something is to find and point out fault or problems.
To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
To express disapproval to (someone); criticize:
To rebuke severely or formally
To find error or defect in; criticize or blame:
(Slang) To criticize harshly; censure forcefully.
Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
Reprehend is defined as to blame or strongly judge a person or action.
To hear and pass judgment on (persons or cases) in a court of law
To accuse of and blame for a fault so as to make feel ashamed; rebuke; reprove
To rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply
To find fault with angrily; rebuke or chide severely
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; — followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
To denigrate is to belittle or attack someone's reputation.
tear-apart (Figuratively) to severely defeat Used other than as an idiom: see pull, apart.
(Idiomatic, sports) To overcome by skilled execution.
get-after To move into action in attempt to catch or defeat another.
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The definition of impugn is to question the truthfulness or validity of a statement.
Disparage is defined as to belittle or discredit someone or something.
(Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
To lecture is defined as to deliver a speech or to talk to someone about why he or she was wrong.
To rebuke or scold angrily and at length.
To punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
To spread false or damaging charges against; slander
Cavil means to disapprove for minor reasons.
To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details. (Intransitive, chiefly historical) Specifically, to lodge an official objection (especially by means of a remonstrance) with a monarch or other ruling body.
To scold; now, usually, to reprove mildly
To exclude from a group or society:
To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
To swear or curse; say “damn,” etc.
To reprobate is defined as to send to hell, condemn or disapprove.
To put out of countenance; disconcert.
To view with contempt; despise.
To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
(Slang) To find fault (with); criticize or disparage
cry-down (Archaic, idiomatic) To decry
To knock down or shatter by explosion; smash.
sit on (Idiomatic, informal) To restrain (a person).
To strike a sharp audible blow or series of blows, as on a door.
not be able to say much for To subject to a heavy attack, physical or figurative.
give a piece of one's mind
To wash (gravel, for example) in a pan for gold or other precious metal.
(US) To disrespect someone or something
To engage in harsh, accusatory, threatening criticism.
To express a feeling of veneration or gratitude to (a deity); worship or glorify.
To give praise to; glorify.
To cause to be worthy of recommendation:
The definition of an objection is a statement of disapproval or a reason to dislike something.
To denounce is defined as to take a public stand against something and make clear you don't like or are condemning it.
Deserving, or liable to, censure; blameworthy
Condemning; expressing condemnation, explicitly or implicitly
Deserving rebuke or censure: Strong rebuke; strong scolding
A restraint, limit, or restriction: To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to use improperly; to misuse; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse one's authority. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
To make a charge of wrongdoing against another.
To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
Challenge means to stop someone and ask for their identification.
A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
To excoriate is defined as to condemn, criticize thoroughly or express strong disapproval.
Flame is defined as to burn or light up, or to criticize harshly. To charge with impropriety; to discredit; to call into question.
To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
To make incisions in the coats of (seeds) in order to hasten germination
To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
To fail to uphold; disregard or violate: To say defamatory things about someone or something.
The act of encouraging; incitement to action or to practice; as, the encouragement of youth in generosity.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) A gift given for services; tip
Support; encouragement; approval
To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
To let do or happen; permit: The ground or reason of condemning.
Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
A formal ecclesiastical censure that deprives a person of the right to belong to a church.
The condition or fact of being excluded.
To accuse of a crime or crimes
The act of reproving or something said in reproving; rebuke; censure
A statement endorsing a person, product, etc., as in an advertisement Synonym Study
, in this comparison, is the most general term for finding fault with or disapproving of a person or thing
stresses the fixing of responsibility for an error, fault, etc.
suggests sharp or severe disapproval, generally of faults, errors, etc. rather than of people
both imply an emphatic pronouncement of blame, guilt, or reprehensibility, condemn suggesting the rendering of a judicial or other final decision, and denounce, public accusation against people or acts
implies the expression of severe criticism or disapproval by a person in authority or in a position to pass judgment
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