from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Strong criticism.
- n. A critical or censorious remark: "entertained serious animadversions concerning the U.S.S.R. and its behavior on the international scene” ( Adam B. Ulam).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A criticism, a critical remark.
- n. The state or characteristic of being animadversive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.
- n. Monition; warning.
- n. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
- n. Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or faculty of observing or noticing; observation; perception.
- n. The act of criticizing; criticism; censure; reproof.
- n. Synonyms Remark, comment, reprobation, reprehension.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. harsh criticism or disapproval
Latin animadversiō, animadversiōn-, from animadversus, past participle of animadvertere, to turn the mind toward; see animadvert.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)