Definition of censoriousness in US English:



  • See censorious

    • ‘As a group they are keen to move away from the moral censoriousness and free market zealotry which are typical of older Tories.’
    • ‘If inclined to the characteristic excesses of the period (hard drinking, gambling, promiscuity), his view of the world depicted its manners, vices, politics, and incidents, but without censoriousness.’
    • ‘Not only is his play anti-puritanical, but it recognizes without censoriousness the strength of the sexual urge and the intense pleasure it offers.’
    • ‘In these two cases, the UK is exactly equidistant from the tolerance of France and the censoriousness of the US.’
    • ‘Finally, Vera, who judges no one, meets the forces of censoriousness.’