Definitions for animadversionˌæn ə mædˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•i•mad•ver•sionˌæn ə mædˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən(n.)

  1. an unfavorable or censorious comment.

  2. the act of criticizing.

Origin of animadversion:

1590–1600; < L animadversiō <animadvertere


Princeton's WordNet

  1. censure, animadversion(noun)

    harsh criticism or disapproval


  1. animadversion(Noun)

    A criticism, a critical remark.

  2. animadversion(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being animadversive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Animadversion(noun)

    the act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception

  2. Animadversion(noun)

    monition; warning

  3. Animadversion(noun)

    remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame

  4. Animadversion(noun)

    judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment


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