Definition of 'criticism'
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She often faced criticism for her single status. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her father was an artist who did years of hard labour for mild criticisms of party policy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There also has been criticism about enforcement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some of the toughest criticism comes from economists themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The comments provoked widespread criticism, and she apologised. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The criticism was unfair, or at least premature. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The report was greeted with scepticism and fierce criticism, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A new giant has been discovered in literary criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The 28-year-old is not often subject to criticism in his home country, indeed his status makes him almost immune to it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sentences have drawn criticism around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This art criticism takes up the bulk of the book. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet such criticisms are often made with little concern for what women actually feel. Divergent Realities: the Emotional Lives of Mothers, Fathers, and Adolescents (1994)Previous judgments have heaped criticism upon those responsible. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This issue begins with two pieces of poetry criticism. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The manufacturer says the criticism is unfair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is also a further implication here for the role and place of literary criticism. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The police have faced persistent criticism that their investigation then was too limited in its scope. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The tax department has come in for fierce criticism over its dealings with big companies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why are we so worried about criticism? Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)Conquest still continued writing poetry and criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Computer games come under a lot of unfair criticism for destroying the fabric of family life. The Sun (2009)Rare in contemporary literary criticism is the scholar who betrays a love for literature. Christianity Today (2000)Obviously judges are unlikely to speak about their specific cases or to make stinging criticism of political policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is also a less strong criticism of free schools to say that some are failing than is often thought. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The walkout comes at a time when unions and collective bargaining by public employees have come under criticism across the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His outspoken comments often drew criticism. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet rather than quell the criticism, his comments left voters baffled. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The move has drawn criticism from frontline services, which are already facing huge financial pressures. Times, Sunday Times (2016)High street banks come in for regular criticism - often rightly so. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yesterday senior officers studied the towpath were she was last seen, amid mounting criticism of their investigation. The Sun (2014)Other essays in the collection include art criticism, a meditation on her father and the science of reading. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seems reasonable to apply criticism to those judgments, but none of us can be stoned too readily. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is a criticism of US policy in all but name. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'criticism'
British English: criticism /ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm/ NOUN
Criticism is the action of expressing disapproval of something or someone.
The criticism aimed at him has been unfair.
- American English: criticism
- Arabic: نَقْد
- Brazilian Portuguese: crítica
- Chinese: 批评
- Croatian: kritika
- Czech: kritika
- Danish: kritik
- Dutch: kritiek
- European Spanish: crítica
- Finnish: kritiikki
- French: critique
- German: Kritik
- Greek: κριτική
- Italian: critica
- Japanese: 批判
- Korean: 비평
- Norwegian: kritikk
- Polish: krytyka
- European Portuguese: crítica
- Romanian: critică
- Russian: критика
- Spanish: crítica censura
- Swedish: kritik
- Thai: การวิจารณ์
- Turkish: eleştiri davranış
- Ukrainian: критика
- Vietnamese: sự phê phán
Definition of criticism from the Collins English Dictionary
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