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Definition of Censura

It is the action of suppressing any type of material or work that is considered to be in breach of certain standards set by the competent authorities, whether in the political, religious, moral, cultural or other fields.


Judgment or negative classification that is made to a person, action or another for being reprehensible for some sectors of society. For example: I prefer to listen to the censored version of that song.


  1. Disapproval
  2. Veto
  3. Judgment
  4. Reprobation


  1. Adapted
  2. Modified


  1. Approval
  2. Praise
  3. Acceptance
  4. Allow


  1. Explicit
  2. Original


The word censura has its origin in the Latin censura, which refers to the work carried out by the guards of the Roman Empire when it came to inspecting the good behavior of its citizens in massive concentrations. This meaning is maintained and adapted to Spanish to designate all types of prohibition, veto, suppression and others.

The application of censorship can be carried out on a moral, religious, military, political or other basis. Ultimately, what is sought with this action is to allow only what is considered suitable for all audiences.


A literary work that clearly captures the excessive sense of what censorship is “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. In this novel a futuristic world is set in which literature and books in general are prohibited to keep the population indoctrinated.

In 2021, in the midst of the civil protests in Colombia, many users of social networks condemned the censorship in social networks of the publications referring to the national strike on Facebook, Twitter and other networks.

Artistic works that are not censored must contain a warning of ” explicit material ” to prevent, mainly, that minors do not have access to such material.

“Sin censura” (Uncensored) is a song from 2018 by artist ” Kewin Cosmos“. This theme is classified in the genre of bachata.