Definitions for criticismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word criticism

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. criticism, unfavorable judgment(noun)

    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

    "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

  2. criticism, critique(noun)

    a serious examination and judgment of something

    "constructive criticism is always appreciated"

  3. criticism, literary criticism(noun)

    a written evaluation of a work of literature

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. criticism(Noun)

    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.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(3.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Criticism(noun)

    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, dramatic criticism

  2. Criticism(noun)

    the act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2132

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4119

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Nouns Frequency: #782


Translations for criticism

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for criticism »

Translation

Find a translation for the criticism definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these criticism definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"criticism." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 4 May 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/criticism>.

Are we missing a good definition for criticism? Don't keep it to yourself...


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for criticism:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.