Criticism

  • 1 Criticism — is the judgement of the merits and faults of the work or actions of an individual or group by another (the critic). To criticize does not necessarily imply to find fault, but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of an objection… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 criticism — criticism, critique, review, blurb, puff are comparable when meaning a discourse (as an essay or report) presenting one s conçlusions after examining a work of art and especially of literature. None of these terms has a clearly established and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Criticism — Crit i*cism (kr?t ? s?z m), n. 1. 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 criticism — CRITICÍSM s.n. 1. Denumire dată de Kant şi de adepţii săi propriei lor doctrine filozofice, care considera că orice filozofie şi orice cunoaştere trebuie precedată de o critică a capacităţii de cunoaştere însăşi. 2. Tendinţă exagerată de a… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 criticism — in everyday use means ‘finding fault’, although strictly criticism can be favourable as well as unfavourable. The sense is more neutral in terms such as literary criticism and textual criticism …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 Criticism of C++ — Criticism of the C++ programming language refers to critical commentary directed at the C++ programming language, an evolution of the C programming language. Some of the criticism of the C programming language is relevant to C++ as well. Legacy C …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 criticism — I noun abuse, accusation, admonition, adverse comment, analysis, animadversion, aspersion, blame, carping, caviling, censure, charge, chiding, commentary, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contravention, critical examination, critical remarks …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 criticism — [n1] interpretation, analysis appraisal, appreciation, assessment, comment, commentary, critique, elucidation, essay, estimate, evaluation, examination, exposition, judgment, notice, observation, opinion, pan*, rating, rave*, review, reviewal,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 criticism — c.1600, action of criticizing, from CRITIC (Cf. critic) + ISM (Cf. ism). Meaning art of estimating literary worth is from 1670s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 criticism — ► NOUN 1) expression of disapproval; finding fault. 2) the critical assessment of literary or artistic works …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 criticism — [krit′ə siz΄əm] n. 1. the act of making judgments; analysis of qualities and evaluation of comparative worth; esp., the critical consideration and judgment of literary or artistic work 2. a comment, review, article, etc. expressing such analysis… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 criticism — noun 1 expressing disapproval of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, fierce, harsh, heavy, intense, serious, severe, sharp, strident, strong …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 criticism — crit|i|cis|m W2S2 [ˈkrıtısızəm] n [U and C] 1.) remarks that say what you think is bad about someone or something ≠ ↑praise criticism of ▪ My main criticism of the scheme is that it does nothing to help families on low incomes. ▪ Despite strong… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 criticism — n. 1) to arouse, provoke, stir up criticism 2) to express, offer criticism; to level criticism at 3) to take criticism 4) to temper one s criticism 5) to subject smb. to criticism 6) adverse, biting, damaging, devastating, harsh, hostile,… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 criticism */*/*/ — UK [ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm] noun Word forms criticism : singular criticism plural criticisms 1) a) [uncountable] comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad criticism of: He finds criticism of his team s performance… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 criticism — crit|i|cism [ krıtı,sızəm ] noun *** 1. ) uncount comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad: criticism of: He finds criticism of his team s performance hard to take. attract criticism: It s not unusual for politicians to attract …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 criticism — /krit euh siz euhm/, n. 1. the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. 2. the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding. 3. the act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work …

    Universalium

  • 18 criticism — [[t]krɪ̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]] ♦♦ criticisms 1) N VAR: oft N of n, N that Criticism is the action of expressing disapproval of something or someone. A criticism is a statement that expresses disapproval. This policy had repeatedly come under strong… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 criticism*/*/ — [ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪz(ə)m] noun 1) [C/U] a comment or comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad a valid/fair criticism[/ex] criticism of the team s performance[/ex] The new plans drew fierce criticism from local people.[/ex] 2) [U] the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 criticism — / krItisIzFm/ noun 1 (C, U) the act of giving your opinion or judgment about the good and bad qualities of someone or something: Kate doesn t take any kind of criticism very well. | constructive criticism (=intended to help someone or something… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English