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Definitions for criticism
ˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əmcrit·i·cism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criticism, critique(noun)

    a serious examination and judgment of something

    "constructive criticism is always appreciated"

  2. criticism, literary criticism(noun)

    a written evaluation of a work of literature

  3. criticism, unfavorable judgment(noun)

    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

    "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

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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Numerology

  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. Anuj Somany:

    A gentleman is one who doesn't and can’t forgive himself for self-committed mistake even if others forget it and the self-criticism is a mark of his right attitude towards life.

  2. W. Somerset Maugham:

    People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt:

    To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

  4. Geoff Thale:

    Venezuela has successfully played the history of U.S. imperialism and U.S. heavy-handedness cards, in a way that has made people want to back away from public criticism.

  5. David Coleman:

    We listened to thoughtful criticism and made Landscape better and more transparent, landscape provides admissions officers more consistent background information so they can fairly consider every student, no matter where they live and learn.

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