Animadversion Definition

ănə-măd-vûrzhən
noun
Strong criticism.
American Heritage
A critical, esp. unfavorable, comment (on or upon something)
Webster's New World
A critical or censorious remark.
American Heritage
The act of criticizing adversely.
Webster's New World

(countable) A criticism, a critical remark.

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Other Word Forms of Animadversion

Noun

Singular:
animadversion
Plural:
animadversions

Origin of Animadversion

  • Latin animadversiō animadversiōn- from animadversus past participle of animadvertere to turn the mind toward animadvert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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