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Noun
/ˈkritəˌsizəm/,
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criticisms, plural;
  1. The expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes
    • - he received a lot of criticism
    • - he ignored the criticisms of his friends
  2. The analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work
    • - alternative methods of criticism supported by well-developed literary theories
  3. An article, book, or comment containing such analysis
    • - I only read poetry and criticism
  4. The scholarly investigation of literary or historical texts to determine their origin or intended form


  1. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
  2. a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
  3. a written evaluation of a work of literature
  4. (critic) a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  5. (critic) anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
  6. (critic) someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
  7. Criticism is the judgement of the merits and faults of the work or actions of one individual by another (the critic). To criticise does not necessarily imply to find fault, but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of prejudice or disapproval.
  8. A critic is anyone who expresses a value judgement. Informally, criticism is a common aspect of all human expression and need not necessarily imply skilled or accurate expressions of judgement. ...
  9. (Criticize (song)) "Criticize" is Alexander O'Neal's biggest UK hit to date. It reached #4 in the UK Singles Chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also one of his only two hits to chart in the Ireland Singles Chart (reached #14). ...
  10. (The Critic (cartoon)) The Critic is a 1963 short animation by director/producer Ernest Pintoff and creator/narrator Mel Brooks, that won an Academy Award for Short Subjects (Cartoons) in 1963.
  11. (The Critic (magazine)) Critic is the official magazine of the Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) of the University of Otago. It is freely available around both the university's campus and selected sites in Dunedin city weekly during term time. ...
  12. (The Critic (song)) Vanity is the third full length studio album to be released by metalcore band Eighteen Visions. It was their first album to feature a music video, which was for "You Broke Like Glass". ...
  13. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure
  14. (criticize) to find fault (with something); to evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  15. (Criticisms) Full Throttle is often compared with other energy drinks produced by Coco-Cola and other leading food manufacturers. Most of the time it is criticized of lacking flavor and zeal exerted by other energy drinks like Red Bull. ...
  16. (Criticisms) Several authors, sometimes sympathetic to holocaust revisionism, have criticised what they claim to be historical inaccuracies about Auschwitz, perpetrated by the Polish government, Jewish lobby groups, popular literature and Hollywood as part of the holocaust industry.
  17. (Criticisms) of socialism range from disagreements over the efficiency of socialist economic and political models, to condemnation of states described by themselves or others as "socialist. ...
  18. Criticisms of Marxism
  19. (CRITIC) Being judgmental of self or others
  20. (Critic) 1) After a rave review, a font of wisdom and authority; 2) After a damning review, a fool who wouldn't know if his hair was on fire.
  21. (Critic) A state where we are on the lookout for flaws in an idea, not in a negative sense, but motivated by the desire to make the idea better. See 'Disney process' and 'Spoiler'.
  22. (Critic) Ellis, Henry Havelock (1859 - 1939), Psychologist and Critic
  23. (Critic) Individual who publishes a review of a movie from either an artistic or entertainment point of view.
  24. (Critic) Journalist who will watch and write reviews on shows for their publications.
  25. (Critic) The dictionary definition is: One who forms and expresses judgments on the merits, faults, value or truth of a matter. That about sums it up. Though I do believe there are two types of critics under this definition—constructive critic and obstructive critic.