Definition of Animadversion

1. Noun. Harsh criticism or disapproval.

Exact synonyms: Censure
Generic synonyms: Condemnation, Disapprobation
Specialized synonyms: Interdict
Derivative terms: Animadvert, Censure



Definition of Animadversion

1. n. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.

Definition of Animadversion

1. Noun. A criticism, a critical remark. ¹

2. Noun. The state or characteristic of being animadversive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Animadversion

1. [n -S]

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animadversion (current term)
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Literary usage of Animadversion

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1. Essays on the Principles of Morality, and on the Private and Political by Jonathan Dymond (1880)
"OF THE PROPER SUBJECTS OF PENAL animadversion. THE man who compares the actions which are denounced as wrong in the Moral Law with those which are punished ..."

2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1838)
"Archbishop of Canterbury's Protest against the Plan in the House of Lords—Lord Melbourne's angry animadversion upon it, ..."

3. Diary of a Southern Refugee, During the War by Judith White Brockenbrough] [McGuire (1868)
"Even General Lee does not escape animadversion, and the President is the subject of the most bitter maledictions. I have been shocked to hear that a ..."

4. Letters and Other Writings of James Madison by James Madison (1865)
"... I had given to the matter before I received your letter, I perceive that the organization of the Board of Directors is a just subject of animadversion. ..."

5. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"In 1584, Beale, clerk of the Queen's Council, published a work which called forth the animadversion of Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury. ..."

6. The Radical: and Advocate of Equality: Presenting a Series of Expostulatory by Paul Brown (1835)
"... future on these same laws of the State of New York; and when I recur to this head, I may take notice of some others equally obnoxious to animadversion. ..."

7. The Theological and Literary Journal (1850)
"His next animadversion is on the catalogue given by us of the symbols of the Scriptures To that he objects, not that it embraces any agents, objects, acts, ..."

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