HyperDic: criticism

English > 3 senses of the word criticism:
NOUNcommunicationcriticism, unfavorable judgmentdisapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
cognitioncriticism, critiquea serious examination and judgment of something
communicationcriticism, literary criticisma written evaluation of a work of literature
criticism > pronunciation
Soundskrih'tihsih.zahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > criticism: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningdisapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings.
Example"the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
Synonymunfavorable judgment
NarrowerattackStrong criticism
brickbatblunt criticism
faultfinding, carpingpersistent petty and unjustified criticism
fire, attack, flak, flack, blastIntense adverse criticism
potshotcriticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimandAn act or expression of criticism and censure
slatingA severely critical attack / attack
staticangry criticism
stricturesevere criticism
thrustverbal criticism
BroaderdisapprovalThe expression of disapproval
Spanishcrítica
Catalancrítica
Adjectivescriticalmarked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
Verbscriticisefind fault with
English > criticism: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA serious examination and judgment of something.
Example"constructive criticism is always appreciated"
Synonymcritique
NarrowerexamenA critical study (as of a writer's work)
knock, roastnegative criticism
self-criticismcriticism of yourself
Broadercritical appraisal, critical analysisAn appraisal based on careful analytical evaluation
Spanishcrítica
Catalancrítica
Adjectivescriticalcharacterized by careful evaluation and judgment
criticalof or involving or characteristic of critics / critics or criticism / criticism
Verbscriticisefind fault with
English > criticism: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA written evaluation of a work of literature.
Synonymliterary criticism
NarroweranalysisA form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
explication de texteA method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning / meaning
new criticismliterary criticism based on close analysis of the text
review, critique, critical review, review articleAn essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
textual criticismComparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
Broaderwriting, written material, piece of writingThe work of a writer
Spanishcrítica literaria, crítica
Catalancrítica literària, crítica
Adjectivescriticalof or involving or characteristic of critics / critics or criticism / criticism
Verbscriticisefind fault with

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