from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of criticizing, especially adversely.
- noun A critical comment or judgment.
- noun The practice of analyzing, classifying, interpreting, or evaluating literary or other artistic works.
- noun A critical article or essay; a critique.
- noun The investigation of the origin and history of literary documents; textual criticism.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The art of judging of and defining the qualities or merits of a thing, especially of a literary or artistic work: as, the rules of criticism.
- noun The act of criticizing; discrimination or discussion of merit, character, or quality; the exercise or application of critical judgment.
- noun In a restricted sense, inquiry into the origin, history, authenticity, character, etc., of literary documents. Higher criticism concerns writings as a whole; lower criticism concerns the integrity or character of particular parts or passages.
- noun A critical judgment; especially, a detailed critical examination or disquisition; a critique.
- noun The critical or Kantian philosophy (which see, under
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts.
- noun The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a written evaluation of a work of literature
- noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
- noun a serious examination and judgment of something
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Honest and earnest criticism from those whose interests are most nearly touched, criticism of writers by readers, of government by those governed, of leaders by those led, this is the soul of democracy and the safeguard of modern society.
The main criticism is the Amazon behemoth DRM (Digital Rights Management) issue, where the formats are locked and incompatible with other devices.
My main criticism is that the movie fails to make the distinction between real experiment and thought experiment.
The pursuit of complexity in criticism is one thing, and it is certainly true all critics need not be generalists, hoping one day to reach even that reader of U.S.A. Today.
When you use the term criticism, are you really referring to passing judgment?
I cannot understand how so many commenters come to this site and see “pitchforks and burning torches” … Someone MIGHT be able to make the argument that some of the criticism is a pushing it a little but, overall, everyone seems pretty reasonable.
As such, they gave Texas a better chance of winning (unlikely but feasible had they gotten the ball back) and this criticism is absurd. shmalex Says:
Much of the criticism is about Notre Dame and their role in honoring Obama and not necessarily opposing Obama's speech itself.
Whatever the criticism is about Democrats, I will gladly accept them over Repubs anyday.
Maybe the criticism is the explicitly spiritual ending to a previously hard sci-fi story.