criticism, unfavorable judgment(noun)
disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
a serious examination and judgment of something
"constructive criticism is always appreciated"
criticism, literary criticism(noun)
a written evaluation of a work of literature
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.
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
the act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2132
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4119
Rank popularity for the word 'criticism' in Nouns Frequency: #782
The numerical value of criticism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of criticism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
I used to be uncomfortable. There's added scrutiny and there's added criticism, but I learned to deal with it. It's just part of the title. I want to keep it for as long as I possibly can.
Neither praise nor blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to proscribe, and honestly to award - these are the true aims and duties of criticism.
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Translations for criticism
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- dadel, kritikDanish
- κριτική, επίκριση, μομφήGreek
- arviointi, tarkastelu, kritiikki, arvosteluFinnish
- critique, la critiqueFrench
- cáineadh, critic, beachtaíocht, léirmheastóireachtIrish
- 평, 비판Korean
- crítica, criticismoPortuguese
- порицание, критикаRussian
- autokritikë, vetëkritikëAlbanian
- pamumuna, panunuriTagalog
- tenkit, eleştiriTurkish
- sự chỉ tríchVietnamese
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