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English noun: criticism

1. criticism (communication) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings


SamplesThe senator received severe criticism from his opponent.


Synonymsunfavorable judgment


Broader (hypernym)disapproval


Narrower (hyponym)attack, attack, blast, brickbat, carping, faultfinding, fire, flack, flak, potshot, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, slating, static, stricture, thrust

2. criticism (cognition) a serious examination and judgment of something


SamplesConstructive criticism is always appreciated.


Synonymscritique


Broader (hypernym)critical analysis, critical appraisal


Narrower (hyponym)examen, knock, roast, self-criticism

3. criticism (communication) a written evaluation of a work of literature


Synonymsliterary criticism


Broader (hypernym)piece of writing, writing, written material


Narrower (hyponym)analysis, critical review, critique, explication de texte, new criticism, review, review article, textual criticism









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