The noun censure means a criticism or a strong disapproval. The verb censure means to tell someone that you strongly disapprove something that they have done.

Synonyms are condemnation, rebuke, admonish, or denounce.

The word origins from Old French (1590s) censurer (verb), censure (noun), from Latin censura meaning ”judgement, assessment” and from censere meaning ”assess”.

Their act of vandalism deserves censure.

As a devoted father, he makes sure his son doesn’t escape proper censure.

The country deserves international censure.