May 13th, 2009

Hobbes

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censure-  [sen-sher]
–noun
1. strong or vehement expression of disapproval: The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.
2. an official reprimand, as by a legislative body of one of its members.
–verb (used with object)
3. to criticize or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner: She is more to be pitied than censured.
–verb (used without object)
4. to give censure, adverse criticism, disapproval, or blame.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/censure

While he knew that refusing to grade the test on a curve would not be a popular move, he never expected to be censured for it by both the students and their parents.