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censure

noun [U]     /ˈsen.ʃər/ US  /-ʃɚ/ formal
strong criticism or disapproval: His dishonest behaviour came under severe censure.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation censure     verb [T] Ministers were censured for their lack of decisiveness during the crisis.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
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