Definitions of criticism

  1. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a written evaluation of a work of literature Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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, dramatic criticism. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The art of judging the merits of a literary or artistic work; censure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The art of judging, esp. in literature or the fine arts: a critical judgment or observation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Art of criticising. esp. in literature or art; a critical judgment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act or art of criticizing; a critical judgment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The art or the act of judging of a work of literature or art: a critical judgment. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The art of judging of the beauties or faults in literature or the fine arts; critical remarks, verbal or written. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Work of a critic; critical essay or remark; textual c. (dealing with text, character, &c., of literary documents, esp. the Bible); the higher c. (other than verbal). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. The act or process of judging and estimating literature and the fine arts; system, rules, or principles on which literary or artistic judgment is formed; —a critical judgment expressed; stricture; animadversion; —a written review. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Criticism is a standard of judging well; remark, animadversion, critical observations. Complete Dictionary

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