Definitions for criticismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crit•i•cismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm(n.)

  1. an act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.

  2. an act of passing severe judgment; censure.

  3. an unfavorable comment or judgment.

  4. the act or occupation of analyzing and evaluating a literary or artistic work, musical or dramatic performance, etc.

  5. a critique.

  6. any of various methods of studying texts or documents for the purpose of dating them, evaluating their authenticity, etc.

    Category: Literature

Origin of criticism:

1600–10

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. criticism(noun)ˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

    ≠ praise

    his criticism of the plan

  2. criticismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

    to cause criticism

    remarks that drew criticism from the Democrats

  3. criticismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

    helpful criticism

    She gave me some constructive criticism about my leadership style.

  4. criticismˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

    the professional activity of judging film, literature, arts, etc.

    literary criticism

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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


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