Harangue vs Censure - What's the difference?

harangue | censure |


As verbs the difference between harangue and censure

is that harangue is while censure is .

harangue

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
    The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
  • * 1895 , , Ch X:
  • But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.

    Synonyms

    * (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade

    Verb

    (harangu)
  • To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
  • The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
  • * 1814 , , Ch XV:
  • 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."

    Synonyms

    * admonish, berate, lecture

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    censure

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of blaming]], criticizing, or [[condemn, condemning as wrong; reprehension.
  • * Macaulay
  • Both the censure and the praise were merited.
  • An official reprimand.
  • Judicial or ecclesiastical sentence or reprimand; condemnatory judgment.
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • excommunication or other censure of the church
  • (obsolete) Judgment either favorable or unfavorable; opinion.
  • * William Shakespeare Hamlet , Act I, scene III:
  • Take each man's censure , but reserve thy judgment.

    Verb

    (censur)
  • to criticize harshly
  • * Shakespeare
  • I may be censured that nature thus gives way to loyalty.
  • to formally rebuke
  • (obsolete) To form or express a judgment in regard to; to estimate; to judge.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Should I say more, you might well censure me a flatterer.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    References

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