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.
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.