Simple Definition of criticism
: the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the problems or faults of a person or thing : the act of criticizing someone or something
: a remark or comment that expresses disapproval of someone or something
: the activity of making careful judgments about the good and bad qualities of books, movies, etc.
Full Definition of criticism
2 : the art of evaluating or analyzing works of art or literature; also : writings expressing such evaluation or analysis <an anthology of literary criticism>
3 : the scientific investigation of literary documents (as the Bible) in regard to such matters as origin, text, composition, or history
Examples of criticism
There was much public criticism directed at the senator.
In this job you need to be able to take criticism.
I asked my sister for some constructive criticism of my essay before I tried to revise it.
I had one minor criticism about her design.
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CRITICISM Defined for Kids
Definition of criticism
1 : the act of finding fault <His criticism of her decision made her stop and rethink the plan.>
2 : a remark that expresses disapproval <I had only one criticism about his work.>
3 : a careful judgment or review especially by a person whose job is to judge the value, worth, beauty, or quality of something
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