Censure vs Reprovable - What's the difference?

censure | reprovable |

As a verb censure

is .

As an adjective reprovable is

reproachable; worthy of reproof or 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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    (en adjective)
  • reproachable; worthy of reproof or censure
  • (Jeremy Taylor)
  • *{{quote-book
  • , year=2004 , author=Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff , title=The People of Aritama: The Cultural Personality of a Columbian Mestizo Village , chapter=9 , isbn=0415330459 , page=429 , passage=Feeling hungry, she wanted to ask for food (an unthinkable action in conscious behavior) and so knocked on the door, but when nobody answered she entered the house (again a reprovable action) and saw a bearded man sitting in the single room.}}

    Derived terms

    * reprovableness * reprovably