Criticism meaning

krĭtĭ-sĭzəm
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A critical comment or judgment.
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A comment, review, article, etc. expressing such analysis and judgment.
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The act of finding fault; censure; disapproval.
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The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.

The politician received a lot of public criticism for his controversial stance on the issue.

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The act of making judgments; analysis of qualities and evaluation of comparative worth; esp., the critical consideration and judgment of literary or artistic work.
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The art, principles, or methods of a critic or critics.
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The act of criticizing, especially adversely.
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The scientific or scholarly investigation of texts or documents to discover their origin, history, or original form.
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The definition of criticism is to expressing disapproval, or a literary analysis of something by taking a detailed look at the pros, cons and merits.

When you tell someone he is lazy, this is an example of criticism.

When you take a detailed look at whether a book is good and what the themes are, this is an example of literary criticism.

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Origin of criticism

  • critic +‎ -ism

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