(a.) Deserving of censure; blamable; culpable; reprehensible; as, a censurable person, or censurable conduct.
(1) As ever in children's books, when things get too complicated, animal characters can provide a useful way out, but even then, attempts to represent same-sex parenting can attract censure - as revealed by Justin Richardson's And Tango Makes Three , illustrated by Henry Cole.
(2) We self-censure because it would put us all back, it would diminish who we are.” Of course she’s a feminist: “That just means believing that women can do everything men can but backwards in heels with a cherry on top.
(3) And the programme was censured by the BBC Trust's editorial standards unit three years ago when its presenters were filmed drinking while driving in the Artic for a special "polar" edition.
(4) A branch of the Labour party of Malaysia was censured for staging a concert at which "two objectionable songs were sung in spite of the fact that the police had registered their disapproval".
(5) BBC director of news Helen Boaden was censured for not taking "greater responsibility" as her division went into "virtual meltdown" in October and November.
(6) If it does find that there were systemic failures behind the technology problems, the bank could face a fine, or individuals could be censured and banned.
(7) In deciding on a suspension, the panel rejected the alternative sanctions of a censure or an order for Mr Livingstone to undergo training.
(8) The charity's chief executive, Javed Khan, said: "Victims of sexual abuse should be praised for their bravery in coming forward, not censured and have their credibility called into question – least of all by the prosecution."
(9) The company has already attracted formal censure over its cheerfully casual approach to taking on debt; in January it was forced to remove a page from its website that suggested its loans had advantages over student loans (neglecting to mention its APR of 4,214% and the current student loan rate of 1.5%), and inviting students to borrow money from them for things such as holiday flights to the Canaries.
(10) Jeremy Clarkson faced further censure on Saturday after describing people who killed themselves by jumping under trains as "selfish".
(11) It is no longer possible for clinicians in the UK to act independently in the management of such cases without risking censure or loss of indemnity from the employing health authority.
(12) A spokesman for North Korea’s Association for Human Rights Studies said on Wednesday that Shin’s admissions “self-exposed” the flimsy foundations of efforts to censure Pyongyang for its rights record.
(13) Dismissing the Socialists' censure motion threat as "puerile", Rajoy said: "I came [to parliament] to halt the erosion of Spain's image."
(14) But this, too, is a common enough reality: why should it be mocked or censured?
(15) Romanians described this as "auto-censure" – self-censorship – and said that it was far more effective than the Securitate, the secret police.
(16) The thinking behind WhatsApp is rooted in Koum's memories of a country where phones were tapped and school friends were censured for their views.
(17) Juncker voiced resentment that his entire team of 28 commissioners was being put on the spot by the censure motion, throwing down the gauntlet to the far right.
(18) Holder had been a lightning rod for opposition to administration policies among Republicans, who led a vote of censure against him in the House of Representatives in 2012 over ‘Fast and Furious’, a failed anti gun-running operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
(19) Censure brings the possibility of a stiffer sanction if the alleged violation is repeated.
(20) It did not censure the News of the World, however, and also dropped a plan to interview Andy Coulson after he resigned as the paper's editor in January 2007 in the wake of the Goodman case, choosing instead to question his successor, Colin Myler.
(a.) Worthy of being deplored or lamented; lamentable; causing grief; hence, sad; calamitous; grievous; wretched; as, life's evils are deplorable.
(1) We write to deplore the coalition's withdrawal of support from the hugely successful school sport partnerships (" Michael Gove's plan to slash sports funding in schools splits cabinet ", News).
(2) The standards committee report by a cross-party group of MPs said it "deplored" stings but would "not hesitate to act in such cases if wrongdoing had occurred".
(3) We deplore the proposal of the secretary of state Eric Pickles to “take over” the democratically elected council in Tower Hamlets ( Report , 5 November).
(4) In a decision described as deplorable by some, it emerged on Sunday that Athens had refused to endorse an EU statement criticising the crackdown on activists and dissidents under the Chinese president, Xi Jinping .
(5) While deplorable and to a degree self-defeating, this insouciant defiance also makes a grim kind of sense, both historically and reinforced by recent events.
(6) "The way ministers have sought to blame civil servants in the Department for Transport before any of the facts have been established has been deplorable, but sadly not out of character," said Mark Serwotka, the PCS general secretary.
(7) Deplores the continuing flows of mercenaries into the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and calls upon all Member States to comply strictly with their obligations under paragraph 9 of resolution 1970 (2011) to prevent the provision of armed mercenary personnel to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Ban on flights 17.
(8) It’s a sign there is an utter ruthlessness and depravity about this movement which is hideous and sickening and deplorable.
(9) Those who deplore Ed Miliband for taking money from Unite, or deplore David Cameron for taking money from millionaires, should support the alternative.” On Saturday Labour’s leader Ed Miliband accused the government of turning a blind eye to the financial affairs of the rich, and claimed the revelations over the industrial scale of tax avoidance at HSBC in Switzerland crystallised a “deeply divisive injustice”.
(10) She depicted Burkhardt's attitude and response as "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
(11) The unprecedented rise in the cost of living and the deplorable state of hospitals have put the people in the exact position that Museveni and his cronies want them to be – a place where many are too worried about their next meal to care about abstract political ideas and rights.
(12) He deplored permissivism, and was not frightened of being quoted to that effect; he was a member of the British Catholic Stage Guild, and served as its vice-president for some time.
(13) From Reuters: "The secretary general said in a statement he was surprised this deplorable crime would happen during the visit of a team of international investigators with the United Nations who are already tasked with investigating chemical weapons use," the official news agency Mena said.
(14) They are Americans, and they deserve your respect.” The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, echoed Pence in a statement, saying: “The truly deplorable thing in this race is the shameful level of condescension and disrespect Hillary Clinton is showing to her fellow citizens.” Trump, per his habit, initially responded on Twitter .
(15) This deficit model is invoked to explain the commonly deplored typically male behavioral and attitudinal characteristics.
(16) Because, as Rafael Behr so astutely observed recently , when immigration minister Mark Harper's rhetoric, in justifying this deplorable campaign, strays in the same breath on to immigration in general putting "pressure on our infrastructure", the distinction between legal and illegal immigrant is lost.
(17) On Twitter on Saturday, the longtime Trump confidante and former Nixon operative Roger Stone embraced the “deplorables” phrase , sharing a meme that grouped supporters of the Republican nominee, including the InfoWars.com host Alex Jones , in a takeoff of the action movie The Expendables.
(18) Errors of famous scientists in the younger past are deplorable.
(19) "There is no consistency in the outlook of the Nigerian maniacs: they use weapons produced by the very capitalist system they claim to deplore, for instance.
(20) Under pressure from Leveson, Gove did agree that both phone hacking and bribery or corruption of officials were to be deplored.