criticism

/ˈkrɪtəˌsɪzəm/

  • Noun
  • the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the problems or faults of a person or thing
    1. There was much public criticism directed/leveled at the senator.
    2. The new law attracted/drew widespread criticism. [=many people criticized the new law]
    3. In this job you need to be able to take/face/accept criticism.
    4. I asked my sister for some constructive criticism of my essay before I tried to revise it.
  • a remark or comment that expresses disapproval of someone or something
    1. I had one minor criticism about her design.
  • the activity of making careful judgments about the good and bad qualities of books, movies, etc.
    1. literary criticism