Synonyms of censure in English:


See definition of censure


1‘the commission censured him for his conduct’


condemn, criticize, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, savage, attack, find fault with, fulminate against, abuse

reprimand, berate, reprove, rebuke, admonish, remonstrate with, reproach, take to task, haul over the coals, impugn, harangue, blame, revile, vilify, give someone a bad press

informal knock, slam, take to pieces, pull apart, crucify, bash, hammer, lay into, tear into, sail into, roast, give someone a roasting, cane, blast, bawl out, dress down, rap over the knuckles, have a go at, give someone hell

British informal carpet, slate, slag off, rubbish, monster, rollick, give someone a rollicking, give someone a rocket, tear someone off a strip, tear a strip off someone

North American informal chew out, ream out, pummel, cut up

NZ Australian informal bag

British vulgar slang bollock, give someone a bollocking

dated rate

archaic slash

rare excoriate, objurgate, reprehend


praise, commend


1‘his voice took on a note of censure’


condemnation, criticism, attack, abuse, revilement, disapproval

reprimand, rebuke, admonishment, admonition, reproof, reproval, upbraiding, castigation, berating, denunciation, disapproval, reproach, scolding, chiding, reprehension, obloquy, vituperation

rare excoriation, objurgation


approval, commendation