Recrimination vs Censure - What's the difference?

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Recrimination is a related term of censure.

As a noun recrimination

is recrimination.

As a verb censure is





(en noun)
  • The act of recriminating.
  • A counter or mutual accusation.
  • censure


    (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.


  • 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.


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