NounCriticism (countable and uncountable; plural Criticisms)
- 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.
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adverse; favorable; brief; hostile; inductive; malevolent; shallow; argumentative; satisfactory; eerie; comparative; dramatic; querulous; harsh; exacting; withering; reverential; hazy; reprobative; numberless (pi); carping; sophistical; irritating; mordant; metaphysical; trenchant; depressing; cold; merciless; absurd; captious; comprehensive; loud; eager; detailed; negative; audible; severe; social; benevolent; injurious; rational; gentle; satiric; ungenerous; prejudiced; spasmodic; unintended; vigilant; frank; dispassionate; scathing; watchful; cheery, acute; unsparing; sweeping; philosophical; loving; implicit; impartial; outside; caustic; sustained; literary; praise-less; biting; stimulating; musical; acrimonious; premature; qualifying; energetic; stupid; reflected; skeptical; unkind; affected; epigrammatic; candid; careful; intelligent; lucid; searching; healthy; salutory; expert; constructive; justified; corrective; witty; ironic; acrid; barbed; endless; lengthy; copious; vehement; stormy; murderous; libelous; bitter; faultfinding; peculiar; slurring; boorish; small-minded; sullen; stringent; factional; journalistic; partisan; aesthetic; presumptuous; subjective; implied; snobbish; retrogressive.
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