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. Art of criticising. esp. in literature or art; a critical judgment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act or art of criticizing; a critical judgment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for criticism

  1. It shall never know less kindly criticism than it received then." – Melchior's Dream and Other Tales by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  2. But it is to be hoped that they will not turn the heavy artillery of their criticism upon a king who serves them so gracefully and well. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard