Synonyms

1. self-criticism

noun. criticism of yourself.

Synonyms

  • criticism

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2. 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)

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)

5. petty

adjective. ['ˈpɛˌtiː'] (informal) small and of little importance.

Synonyms

  • trivial
  • footling
  • little
  • picayune
  • unimportant
  • piffling
  • lilliputian
  • niggling
  • piddling

Antonyms

  • large
  • tall
  • high
  • much

Etymology

  • petit (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. petty

adjective. ['ˈpɛˌtiː'] contemptibly narrow in outlook.

Synonyms

  • small-minded
  • narrow

Antonyms

  • significant
  • serious
  • big

Etymology

  • petit (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. petty

adjective. ['ˈpɛˌtiː'] inferior in rank or status.

Synonyms

  • lowly
  • junior-grade
  • subaltern
  • lower-ranking
  • secondary

Antonyms

  • more
  • old
  • uppercase
  • loud

Etymology

  • petit (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

8. petty

noun. ['ˈpɛˌtiː'] larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale).

Synonyms

  • petit larceny
  • stealing
  • petty larceny
  • theft
  • thieving
  • larceny

Antonyms

  • unemotional
  • meaningful
  • essential
  • unimportance

Etymology

  • petit (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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