What is another word for criticism?

Synonyms for criticism
ˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əmcrit·i·cism

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term criticism.

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. criticism, unfavorable judgmentnoun

    disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

    "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

    Synonyms:
    literary criticism, unfavorable judgment, critique

  2. criticism, critiquenoun

    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 criticismnoun

    a written evaluation of a work of literature

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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. criticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    art of criticising

  2. criticismnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. criticismnoun

    Synonyms:
    critique, censure, animadversion, stricture, cavil

How to pronounce criticism?

How to say criticism in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#171review
#272check
#525comment
#1783critical
#5766criticism
#6975monetary
#7199blame
#7228reflection
#10836critique
#10865critic
#17406criticized
#21996criticisms
#22556condemnation
#32295criticizing
#32649disapproval
#42143censure
#42903reproach
#44368reprimand
#45992rebuke
#47065criticise
#55997admonition
#64752denunciation
#67376criticising
#95154stricture
#105484reproof
#168881chiding
#189267reprehension
#322179upbraiding

How to use criticism in a sentence?

  1. Keane Bhatt:

    This is not a criticism of the Dominican people.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Never be carried away by anything or anyone no matter the beauty or handsomeness. In fact, you should not be carried away by fashion, because it changes with time. You don't have to be carried away by beauty or handsomeness, because it fades away with time. Refuse to be carried away by money or riches, because you are here (on earth) just for a little while. Oh! yes, no human can live forever i.e. no one can and will ever enjoy his or her riches or wealth forever (Proverbs 27:24). Moreover, refuse to be carried away by your knowledge or wisdom, because it will cease once you are dead. Besides that, desist from boasting or bragging about your properties or assets, for they will surely become old-fashioned sooner or later and consequently they will depreciate in value and at worst become worthless. Conclusively, all of the above proves that everything or everyone comes and goes unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) and then life goes on as ever. In other words, nothing or no one is perpetual (never ending or never changing) naturally and in actual sense. Therefore, always bear all of the above in mind. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Robert Hutchins:

    There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    Some people thought I made the right decision and some people thought I made the wrong decision and so I have gotten both affirmation and criticism for the decision I made and that was true from the very beginning of deciding that.

  5. Heinrich Heine:

    He only profits from praise who values criticism.


Translations for criticism

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for criticism »

Translation

Find a translation for the criticism synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"criticism." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 28 Jun 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/criticism>.

Discuss these criticism synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for criticism?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Gumption
    • B. Inaugurate
    • C. Dearth
    • D. Spurious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for criticism: