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1. criticism

noun. ['ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm'] disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings.

Synonyms

  • rebuke
  • faultfinding
  • brickbat
  • stricture
  • potshot
  • flak
  • reproof
  • attack
  • reproval
  • thrust
  • static
  • unfavorable judgment
  • carping
  • blast
  • disapproval
  • flack
  • slating
  • reprimand
  • reprehension

Antonyms

  • pull
  • stand still
  • moving
  • changeable

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • critic (English)
  • criticus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Criticism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

How do you pronounce criticism?

Pronounce criticism as ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm.

US - How to pronounce criticism in American English

UK - How to pronounce criticism in British English

How to spell criticism? Is it critisim? Or critisism? Common misspellings are:

  • critisim
  • critisism

Sentences with criticism


1. Noun, singular or mass
One possible criticism of many forms of interactive media is that they are delicate and prone to breaking.

Quotes about criticism


1. Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time... and God bless him - I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.
- Guy Oseary

2. I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off... Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out.
- Khloe Kardashian

3. On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States; they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality.
- Vicente Fox

2. self-criticism

noun. criticism of yourself.

Synonyms

  • criticism

3. criticism

noun. ['ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm'] a serious examination and judgment of something.

Synonyms

  • examen
  • critique
  • critical appraisal
  • knock
  • critical analysis
  • self-criticism

Antonyms

  • hire
  • praise
  • uncritical
  • nonjudgmental

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • critic (English)
  • criticus (Latin)

4. criticism

noun. ['ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm'] a written evaluation of a work of literature.

Synonyms

  • new criticism
  • explication de texte
  • writing
  • piece of writing
  • critique
  • critical review
  • review
  • review article
  • written material
  • analysis
  • textual criticism

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • end
  • finish
  • evolution

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • critic (English)
  • criticus (Latin)
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