from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having had objectionable content removed; being something someone has censored.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of censor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. suppressed or subjected to censorship. Opposite of uncensored.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Passed upon, revised, or expurgated by a censor: as, censored war news.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suppressed or subject to censorship


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Officials at NSA object to the use of the word censored; they prefer redacted.


  • Last September, Craigslist shuttered its controversial adult services section, replacing the link with the word "censored" in bold black font. Top headlines

  • Scotland's Herald newspaper on Sunday published a picture of the soccer player, with a black band across his eyes and the word "censored" in capital letters.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Its front page has an image of a man whose eyes are covered with a black bar which features the word "censored".

    BBC News - Home

  • The row came to a head after the Sunday Herald newspaper in Scotland published a thinly-concealed front page photograph of Giggs, showing his face with his eyes blacked out and the word "censored" written over the top.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • I would call that a terrorist whose supporters should be censored from the media.

    Matthew Yglesias » Blankley Calls for Comprehensive Press Censorship

  • The content being censored is political speech, not illegal to distribute to minors, and as the ACLU points out, by blocking these sites the school districts are engaging in “viewpoint discrimination”, since the schools allow access to anti-gay sites like Americans for Truth Against Homosexuality (which, ironically, features a disclaimer saying its content is not suitable for children).

    p2pnet World Headlines – April 20, 2009

  • The theory goes that the play was censored from the historical record because it is rude about the Scots, which seems entirely possible.

    Transatlantic linguistics

  • Yo Pathetic-Schtick-Artist-InChief: Stop spillin '[censored] [censored] all over the place ....

    ‘You’re not holding the mop the right way.’ - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Read Michelle Obama's thesis on race that has been censored from the public until after the GE.

    Special Mississippi election frames big one


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