Harangue vs Censure - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between harangue and censure
is that harangue
is while censure
An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
- She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
* 1895 , , Ch X:
- The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
- But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.
* (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade
To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
* 1814 , , Ch XV:
- The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
- This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."
* admonish, berate, lecture
The act of blaming]], criticizing, or [[condemn, condemning as wrong; reprehension.
An official reprimand.
Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
* Bishop Burnet
- Both the censure and the praise were merited.
(obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
* William Shakespeare Hamlet , Act I, scene III:
- excommunication or other censure of the church
- Take each man's censure , but reserve thy judgment.
to criticize harshly
to formally rebuke
(obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
- Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer.
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