Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Deserving censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible: as, a censurable person; censurable conduct or writings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Deserving of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Deserving of censure; blameworthy.

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

  • adjective deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious

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Examples

  • Polk considered this “highly censurable”—evidence that Scott and his allies would “throw every obstacle in the way of my prosecuting the Mexican War successfully.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Polk considered this “highly censurable”—evidence that Scott and his allies would “throw every obstacle in the way of my prosecuting the Mexican War successfully.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • For example, SCOTUS has abandoned wide swaths of the law, as anywhere from 60–80% of its threadbare docket is dedicated to resolving conflicts between various courts of appeals, and it has abandoned any and all pretense of policing irregular, censurable, and otherwise outright cor�rupt decisions of our inferior appellate courts, with instances of pure error correction occurring so rarely as to be remarkable.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rosen on Sotomayor, Part Tres:

  • For example, SCOTUS has abandoned wide swaths of the law, as anywhere from 60–80% of its threadbare docket is dedicated to resolving conflicts between various courts of appeals, and it has abandoned any and all pretense of policing irregular, censurable, and otherwise outright cor�rupt decisions of our inferior appellate courts, with instances of pure error correction occurring so rarely as to be remarkable.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Rosen on Sotomayor, Part Tres:

  • According to the House of Representatives Guide of Decorum, this is a censurable offense.

    Joe Wilson YouTube: "I Will Not Be Muzzled"

  • Delvile, though their total separation but the moment before had been finally decreed, she considered as a weak effusion of tenderness, injurious to delicacy, and censurable by propriety.

    Cecilia

  • “I meant not, madam, to infer, that the subject or indeed that the object merited your deliberate attention; I simply wish to explain what may have appeared mysterious in my conduct, and for what may have seemed still more censurable, to beg your pardon.”

    Cecilia

  • Camilla cast up her eyes and hands: 'Lionel,' she cried, 'what have you done with your heart? has it banished every natural feeling? has the affecting letter of the best of fathers, his cruel separation from the most excellent of mothers, and even your own dreadfully censurable conduct, served but to amuse you with ridicule and derision?'

    Camilla

  • If such feelings were censurable, they had their punishment.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • It can be no censurable vanity which provokes me to speak the truth, and unless I tell it myself, you could hardly suspect what a resemblance I once bore even to the lovely Lady Augusta of Berkely.

    Castle Dangerous

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