- The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
The politician received a lot of public criticism for his controversial stance on the issue.
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Criticism — is the judgement of the merits and faults of the work or actions of an individual or group by another (the critic). To criticize does not necessarily imply to find fault, but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of an objection… … Wikipedia
criticism — criticism, critique, review, blurb, puff are comparable when meaning a discourse (as an essay or report) presenting one s conçlusions after examining a work of art and especially of literature. None of these terms has a clearly established and… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Criticism — Crit i*cism (kr?t ? s?z m), n. 1. The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts; as,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
criticism — CRITICÍSM s.n. 1. Denumire dată de Kant şi de adepţii săi propriei lor doctrine filozofice, care considera că orice filozofie şi orice cunoaştere trebuie precedată de o critică a capacităţii de cunoaştere însăşi. 2. Tendinţă exagerată de a… … Dicționar Român
criticism — in everyday use means ‘finding fault’, although strictly criticism can be favourable as well as unfavourable. The sense is more neutral in terms such as literary criticism and textual criticism … Modern English usage
Criticism of C++ — Criticism of the C++ programming language refers to critical commentary directed at the C++ programming language, an evolution of the C programming language. Some of the criticism of the C programming language is relevant to C++ as well. Legacy C … Wikipedia
criticism — I noun abuse, accusation, admonition, adverse comment, analysis, animadversion, aspersion, blame, carping, caviling, censure, charge, chiding, commentary, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contravention, critical examination, critical remarks … Law dictionary
criticism — [n1] interpretation, analysis appraisal, appreciation, assessment, comment, commentary, critique, elucidation, essay, estimate, evaluation, examination, exposition, judgment, notice, observation, opinion, pan*, rating, rave*, review, reviewal,… … New thesaurus
criticism — c.1600, action of criticizing, from CRITIC (Cf. critic) + ISM (Cf. ism). Meaning art of estimating literary worth is from 1670s … Etymology dictionary
criticism — ► NOUN 1) expression of disapproval; finding fault. 2) the critical assessment of literary or artistic works … English terms dictionary
criticism — [krit′ə siz΄əm] n. 1. the act of making judgments; analysis of qualities and evaluation of comparative worth; esp., the critical consideration and judgment of literary or artistic work 2. a comment, review, article, etc. expressing such analysis… … English World dictionary