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Noun: criticism  'kri-ti,si-zum
  1. Disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent";
    - unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]
     
  2. A serious examination and judgment of something
    "constructive criticism is always appreciated";
    - critique
     
  3. A written evaluation of a work of literature
    - literary criticism

Derived forms: criticisms

Type of: critical analysis, critical appraisal, disapproval, piece of writing, writing, written material

Encyclopedia: Criticism