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Definitions and Synonyms of criticism | Another word for criticism | What is criticism?

Definition 1: a serious examination and judgment of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where criticism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • constructive criticism is always appreciated

Synonyms for criticism in the sense of this definition

(criticism is a kind of ...) an appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation

(... is a kind of criticism ) a critical study (as of a writer's work)

(... is a kind of criticism ) negative criticism

(... is a kind of criticism ) criticism of yourself

Definition 2: disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where criticism or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

Synonyms for criticism in the sense of this definition

(criticism is a kind of ...) the expression of disapproval

(... is a kind of criticism ) strong criticism

"he published an unexpected attack on my work"

(... is a kind of criticism ) angry criticism

"they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial"

(... is a kind of criticism ) a severely critical attack

"the reviewers gave his book a sound slating"

(... is a kind of criticism ) an act or expression of criticism and censure

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

(... is a kind of criticism ) criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration

"reporters took potshots at the mayor"

(... is a kind of criticism ) verbal criticism

"he enlivened his editorials with barbed thrusts at politicians"

(... is a kind of criticism ) intense adverse criticism

"Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party" "the government has come under attack" "don't give me any flak"

(... is a kind of criticism ) persistent petty and unjustified criticism

(... is a kind of criticism ) blunt criticism

(... is a kind of criticism ) severe criticism

Definition 3: a written evaluation of a work of literature - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for criticism in the sense of this definition

(criticism is a kind of ...) the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)

"the writing in her novels is excellent" "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"

(... is a kind of criticism ) a method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning

(... is a kind of criticism ) comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity

(... is a kind of criticism ) literary criticism based on close analysis of the text

(... is a kind of criticism ) a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

(... is a kind of criticism ) an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

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