Definition of Criticism

1. Noun. Disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings. "The senator received severe criticism from his opponent"




2. Noun. A serious examination and judgment of something. "Constructive criticism is always appreciated"
Exact synonyms: Critique
Generic synonyms: Critical Analysis, Critical Appraisal
Specialized synonyms: Examen, Knock, Roast, Self-criticism
Derivative terms: Critical, Criticise, Critique

3. Noun. A written evaluation of a work of literature.

Definition of Criticism

1. n. 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.

Definition of Criticism

1. Noun. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure. ¹

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Definition of Criticism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criticism

critically
critically-acclaimed
critically acclaimed
criticalness
criticalnesses
criticaster
criticasters
criticisable
criticise
criticised
criticiser
criticisers
criticises
criticising
criticisingly
criticism (current term)
criticisms
criticizable
criticization
criticizations
criticize
criticized
criticizer
criticizers
criticizes
criticizin'
criticizing
criticizingly
critick
criticks

Literary usage of Criticism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Text of the New Testament by Kirsopp Lake (1908)
"This criticism is usually known as Textual criticism, for the obvious reason ... It is less commonly termed the Lower as opposed to the Higher criticism, ..."

2. The Text of the New Testament by Kirsopp Lake (1902)
"CHAPTER I THE OBJECT AND METHOD OP TEXTUAL criticism The object of all textual ... This criticism is usually known as Textual criticism, for the obvious ..."

3. New Essays Towards a Critical Method by John Mackinnon Robertson (1897)
"criticism and “the critical spirit” are jointly or severally impeached as ... Seeing, however, that the censure is itself criticism, the protest must rank ..."

4. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"criticism is neither hostility nor scorn. Just condemnation of much, in the Theatre, which has been and is accepted by the Public does not proceed from ..."

5. The Text of the New Testament by Kirsopp Lake (1908)
"This criticism is usually known as Textual criticism, for the obvious reason ... It is less commonly termed the Lower as opposed to the Higher criticism, ..."

6. The Text of the New Testament by Kirsopp Lake (1902)
"CHAPTER I THE OBJECT AND METHOD OP TEXTUAL criticism The object of all textual ... This criticism is usually known as Textual criticism, for the obvious ..."

7. New Essays Towards a Critical Method by John Mackinnon Robertson (1897)
"criticism and “the critical spirit” are jointly or severally impeached as ... Seeing, however, that the censure is itself criticism, the protest must rank ..."

8. A Guide to the Best Fiction in English by William Winter, George Saintsbury, Ernest Albert Baker (1918)
"criticism is neither hostility nor scorn. Just condemnation of much, in the Theatre, which has been and is accepted by the Public does not proceed from ..."

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