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

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

How to pronounce criticism?

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How to say criticism in sign language?

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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. Tokyo Sexwale:

    I have just been to Robben Island with him to show him the place where Nelson Mandela was. I hope he will be carrying the spirit of that reconciliation which Nelson Mandela was known for, gianni has got a very heavy responsibility on his shoulders... and he needs many people to side with him. There will be all kinds of criticism, all kinds of negatives. But I think he is strong enough to go through that.

  2. Proverb:

    All authors should prepare to encounter criticism.

  3. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto:

    Here and now I reject all western European criticism regarding our cooperation with Russia in the field of energy.

  4. Lubna Hameed:

    God willing, I will try to ignore (the criticism) because it is an honor to represent my country Iraq.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    As I said, discussion in this kind of situation is not out of the question at all, saying youre going to do just what the president wants is totally out of line and Mitch McConnell has received a lot of justified criticism for that.

Images & Illustrations of criticism

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