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Synonyms for criticism
ˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm

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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"

    Synonyms:
    literary criticism, unfavorable judgment, critique

  2. criticism, critique(noun)

    a serious examination and judgment of something

    "constructive criticism is always appreciated"

    Synonyms:
    literary criticism, review article, unfavorable judgment, critique, critical review, review

  3. criticism, literary criticism(noun)

    a written evaluation of a work of literature

    Synonyms:
    literary criticism, unfavorable judgment, critique, lit crit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. criticism

    Blame, censure, and disapproval may either be felt or uttered; comment, criticism, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, and reproof are always expressed. The same is true of admonition and animadversion. Comment and criticism may be favorable as well as censorious; they imply no superiority or authority on the part of him who utters them; nor do reflection or reprehension, which are simply turning the mind back upon what is disapproved. Reprehension is supposed to be calm and just, and with good intent; it is therefore a serious matter, however mild, and is capable of great force, as expressed in the phrase severe reprehension. Reflection is often from mere ill feeling, and is likely to be more personal and less impartial than reprehension; we often speak of unkind or unjust reflections. Rebuke, literally a stopping of the mouth, is administered to a forward or hasty person; reproof is administered to one intentionally or deliberately wrong; both words imply authority in the reprover, and direct expression of disapproval to the face of the person rebuked or reproved. Reprimand is official censure formally administered by a superior to one under his command. Animadversion is censure of a high, authoritative, and somewhat formal kind. Rebuke may be given at the outset, or in the midst of an action; animadversion, reflection, reprehension, reproof, always follow the act; admonition is anticipatory, and meant to be preventive. Check is allied to rebuke, and given before or during action; chiding is nearer to reproof, but with more of personal bitterness and less of authority. Compare CONDEMN; REPROVE.

    Synonyms:
    admonition, animadversion, blame, censure, check, chiding, comment, condemnation, denunciation, disapproval, objurgation, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reproof, reproval, upbraiding

    Antonyms:
    applause, approbation, approval, commendation, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, praise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. criticism

    Synonyms:
    stricture, censure, animadversion

    Antonyms:
    approval, praise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. criticism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    art of criticising

  2. criticism(n.)

    Synonyms:
    critique, strictures, animadversion, review, critical remarks

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. criticism(n)

    Synonyms:
    critique, censure, animadversion, stricture, cavil

How to pronounce criticism?

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How to use criticism in a sentence?

  1. Lonita Baker:

    It's unfortunate that Daniel Cameron has referred to seeking justice for victims of police brutality as the' Crump Playbook.' Daniel Cameron can't respond to the real criticism that Daniel Cameron circumvented the grand jury process but yet Daniel Cameron makes time to respond to Megan Thee Stallion's Saturday Night Live performance, i'd much rather be fighting for justice for Breonna Taylor by demanding a prosecutor who will uphold Kentucky laws for all citizens rather than one who seeks to only protect Breonna Taylor own political agenda. Daniel Cameron playbook is the real issue that needs to be discussed.

  2. Bernard De Voto:

    Between the amateur and the professional...there is a difference not only in degree but in kind. The skillful man is, within the function of his skill, a different psychological organization...A tennis player or a watchmaker or an airplane pilot is an automatism but he is also criticism and wisdom.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you.

  4. Scott Pinsker:

    Obviously, not everyone who shops at Urban Outfitters is a committed leftist. Simply by offering a few pro-Trump items, even if they’re outnumbered by anti-Trump items ten-to-one, would shield Urban Outfitters from criticism and potential boycotts, political campaigns come and go, but alienating large portions of the public can haunt you for decades.

  5. Karen Formanski:

    But with growing competition, criticism over processed food and clean eating getting more important, companies will have to adapt and offer more variety than just burgers.


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