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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "criticism":

    critical, critique, criticisms, critic, criticise, criticizing, criticized, criticising, monetary, reproach

How to pronounce criticism?

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How to use criticism in a sentence?

  1. Winston Churchill:

    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary, it fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.

  2. Joseph Brown:

    We are confident that once all of the facts in this matter are public the hollowness of this criticism will be apparent. It is not the goal of our office to embarrass Walmart. Walmart's behavior in dispensing opioid medication in the middle of a public health crisis should embarrass Walmart.

  3. Katharine Hepburn:

    If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

  4. Oday Aboushi:

    Oday Aboushi said in an interview with The Associated Press. It doesnt happen much, but at the same time it comes with a lot of responsibility. And I feel like having this platform allows me to use that responsibility in a positive way. Oday Aboushi made Oday Aboushi second start of the season and the 36th of Oday Aboushi career on Sunday, helpingDetroit beat Washington30-27. The Lions made a statement as a team last summer, choosing not to practice as a form ofprotestafter Jacob Blake, Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Wisconsin. Oday Aboushi was front and center as Oday Aboushi teammates spoke to reporters about their decision outside the teams practice facility. And as a player in the powerful league, coincidently playing in an area with a large Arab American population, Oday Aboushi wants to use his voice to speak up for people in his parents homeland. There is this call of not staying silent and using our places of position to elevate those that feel unheard and unseen for such a long time, said U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Detroit. People can relate to us as activists me as a girl from southwest Detroit, him the NFL player. NFL WEEK 10 RECAP, SCORES AND STANDINGS Aboushis parents emigrated to New York after both were born in east Jerusalem, a part of the world that regularly makes international news. On Monday, European diplomats visited the site of an Israeli planned settlement expansion in eastJerusalemthat threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from West Bank. Israel has long dismissed international criticism of settlement activity. Palestinians want a future state that includes east Jerusalem and the West Bank territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 war and view settlements as a major obstacle to peace. Oday Aboushi visited West Bank in 2009, when Oday Aboushi talked with orphans and said Oday Aboushi witnessed Palestinians being held at checkpoints. West Bank was a huge eye-opener for me as far as what West Bank like to be back in Palestine in West Bank current situation right now with the occupation of Israel.

  5. Michael Mabikke:

    Sejusa... has told Ugandans this is a dictatorship and I think this criticism rubbed them the wrong way.


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