censure, n. 1. disapproval, disapprobation, reprobation, reprehension, objection; fulmination, denunciation, condemnation; criticism, animadversion, Inf. brickbat, aspersion, obloquy; tirade, philippic, diatribe. 2. reproof, reproach, rebuke, reprimand, stricture; upbraiding, castigation, objurgation, vituperation; scolding, dressing down, tongue-lashing, Sl. hell. 3. blame, accusation, accusal, charge; imputation, incrimination, crimination, inculpation. - v. 4. blame, accuse, charge, incriminate, criminate, inculpate. 5. criticize, arraign, animadvert on or upon, reprobate, condemn, denounce, denunciate, remonstrate, proscribe; decry, inveigh against, rail against, fulminate against, declaim against, attack; disapprove, deprecate, disparage, belittle. 6. upbraid, reproach, reprove, rebuke, reprehend; castigate, vituperate, reprimand, admonish; chide, scold, carp at, berate, Inf. take to task, Inf. call on the carpet, Inf. dress down; All Sl. blast, bawl out, yell at, give [s.o.] hell, lay [s.o.] out in lavender, read the riot act.
census, n. enumeration, poll, tally, count, head count, tabulation; statistics, figures, listing, statement; demography.
centenary, adj. 1. hundredth, centurial; centuple, hundredfold.
-n. 2. centennial, hundredth anniversary. 3. century, hundred years,
center, n. 1. middle, middle point, navel, omphalos, midst; focus, focal point, focalization, point of concentration, point of convergence, cynosure; core, heart, marrow, gist, kernel, nucleus, crux; hub, nave, axis, pivot; Biol, centrosome. - v. 2. focus, focalize, bring into focus; converge, come together, unite, unify, meet; converge upon, centralize, concenter, concentrate, close on.
central, adj. 1. middle, mid, median, medial, mesial, mean, intermediate, centric; midmost, middlemost, centermost. 2. internal, interior, inner, inside, inward, innermost; inland, midland. 3. pivotal, axial, key, focal; causal, basic, basal, fundamental; essential, indispensable, vital, Inf. gut. 4. cardinal, chief, main, principal, prime, primary, first, foremost, uppermost, paramount, most important.
centralization, n. 1. consolidation, centralism, centering, focusing, focalization, concentration; con
vergence, confluence, congregation, aggregation. 2. unification, alliance, coalition, association, affiliation, confederation, federation; federalization, nationalization.
centralize, v. 1. concentrate, concenter, converge, congregate, aggregate, come together, collect, gather; center, focus, focalize, consolidate, compact, streamline. 2. unify, unite, join, associate, affiliate, coalesce, ally, league, confederate, federate; federalize, nationalize,
centrifugal, adj. radial, radiating, outward, divergent, diverging, Anat. and Physiol, efferent,
century, n.1. centenary, one hundred years, ten decades; aeon, eternity, several lifetimes, five generations, what seems like forever.
2. period, era, age, time,
ceramics, n. pottery, earthenware, clay pots, crocks; porcelain, china, delft ware, stoneware, ironstone; tiles, mosaics.
cereal, n. 1. grain, seed, kernal, meal, hominy,