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Definitions

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  • n. The state of being censorious

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being censorious or faultfinding; disposition to blame or condemn; the habit of censuring or severely criticizing.

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Examples

  • The opposite extreme to that of censoriousness is here condemned -- want of discrimination of character.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Because the blanket condemnation of Tracey for tapping out 140 characters into a Twitter box – characters that spelled out something critical of another blogger – amounts to a kind of censoriousness that I find a bit discomfiting.

    Community Is Hard. Deal With It. | Her Bad Mother

  • Because the blanket condemnation of Tracey for tapping out 140 characters into a Twitter box - characters that spelled out something critical of another blogger - amounts to a kind of censoriousness that I find a bit discomfiting.

    Archive 2008-06-29

  • Hutchinson, with a vast conceit of her superior holiness and with the ugly censoriousness which is a usual accompaniment of that grace, demonstrated her genius for mixing a theological controversy with personal jealousies and public anxieties, and involved the whole colony of the Bay in an acrimonious quarrel, such as to give an unpleasant tone of partisanship and ill temper to the proceedings in her case, whether ecclesiastical or civil.

    A History of American Christianity

  • Addressing the House of Lords on Tuesday, the Mr Bean star said Britain was creating a culture of "censoriousness" by removing free speech.

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  • Last week, the Blackadder star Rowan Atkinson warned a House of Lords committee that the government risked creating a culture of "censoriousness" by removing free speech ....

    Eye on Britain

  • The Blackadder actor, addressing a meeting of Lords on Tuesday, warned of creating a culture of "censoriousness" by removing free speech.

    Joe. My. God.

  • "censoriousness," of perpetual nagging, and fault-finding developed to such a pitch that it has eaten out at last the fair heart of human forbearance and kindness which is the birthright of everyone.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • And perhaps only parents would catch the true notes of mingled censoriousness and complaint that distinguish the post-pubescent voice of Mole.

    Book club, week three: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾

  • The narrator is a sweet-tempered monk, "Clementis the Irishman," who struggles to achieve, against his own forgiving inclinations, a proper censoriousness toward the siblings 'sin: "[Out] of all bounds they loved and that is why I cannot quite rid me of well-wishing for them, God help me!"

    Novels of Ideas

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  • none of the letters stick up or hang down, and i dig that in a word. the dot of the 'i' is a bit troublesome, though.

    January 5, 2007