What does criticism mean?

Definitions for criticism
ˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əmcrit·i·cism

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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


  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

How to pronounce criticism?

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How to say criticism in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of criticism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of criticism in a Sentence

  1. Scott Pinsker:

    Obviously, not everyone who shops at Urban Outfitters is a committed leftist. Simply by offering a few pro-Trump items, even if they’re outnumbered by anti-Trump items ten-to-one, would shield Urban Outfitters from criticism and potential boycotts, political campaigns come and go, but alienating large portions of the public can haunt you for decades.

  2. Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957-1963):

    I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.

  3. Johnny Depp:

    It's not a criticism. I was a little worried he might explode.

  4. Luis Costa:

    Lira is not only suffering because of Erdogan's continuous criticism of monetary policy. (It) sells off because the current account gap still translates into a sizeable daily financing need, heavy reliance on short-term dollar borrowing makes this balance of payments very volatile. As usual, currency is the first channel to absorb the shocks.

  5. Naresh Gehi:

    The visa application the company filed with the government requires that people are paid the full amount, its a requirement. Palmer, who was 17 when she came to New York in 2011, was not available to comment. . TOP JAMAICAN MODEL. Sylvia Ayass, a lawyer who has worked with models on visas like Palmer's, said agencies typically pay what they state on visa applications. Donald Trump has won Republican frontrunner status in the 2016 election in large part by positioning Donald Trump as a champion of the American worker who will deport illegal immigrants, build a wall with Mexico and do away with the off shoring of U.S. jobs. This is not the first time Trump's labor practices have drawn criticism. A Reuters story published in August revealed that Trump's companies sought to import at least 1,100 workers on temporary visas since 2000. Of those, 250 were filed for foreign fashion models, according to the Reuters analysis of federal Department of Labor data. Using a federal visa program called H-1B that allows U.S. employers to hire.

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