criticism meaning

  • Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something (or somebody) in an intelligible (or articulate) way.
  • The judger is called "the critic".
  • To engage in criticism is "to criticise"/"criticize".
  • One specific item of criticism is called "a criticism" or a "critique".
  • Criticism as an evaluative or corrective exercise can occur in any area of human life. Criticism can therefore take many different forms (see below). How exactly people go about criticizing, can vary a great deal.
  • To criticize does not necessarily imply "to find fault", but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of an objection against prejudice, or a disapproval of something.

    Definition of criticism in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcriticismsSUF-ism
    1. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
      1. The politician received a lot of public criticism for his controversial stance on the issue.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Joe was a steady bloke, quiet and sensible; the only criticism Isaac had of Joe was that he wasn't a chapelgoer.
      • baptism (1300), aphorism (1528), criticism (1607), magnetism (1616)
      • The director came in for a lot of criticism about the way she handled the disaster.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • I will be the first to concede that my writeups for the fourth season of The Simpsons have so far been suspiciously devoid of criticism.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -ism
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Meaning of criticism for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "criticism" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        Difficultness: Level 1
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        Definiteness: Level 5
        Definite    ➨     Versatile