- the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the problems or faults of a person or thing
- There was much public criticism directed/leveled at the senator.
- The new law attracted/drew widespread criticism. [=many people criticized the new law]
- In this job you need to be able to take/face/accept 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.
- literary criticism