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Even when I was an actor in training, one criticism my teachers had was that I should think about directing instead of acting, because the best actors see the material they're working on through blinders. They can't see anything but their role. I could never really do that.
Jason Alexander

Meaning of "criticism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRITICISM

criticism  [ˈkrɪtɪˌsɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRITICISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Criticism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRITICISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

criticism

Criticism

Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something or someone in an intelligible way. Crítica, engraving by Julio Ruelas, ca. 1907 ▪ The judger is called "the critic". ▪ To engage in criticism is "to criticise"/"criticize". ▪ One specific item of criticism is called "a criticism" or a "critique". This article provides only general information about criticism. For subject-specific information, see the Varieties of criticism page. Criticism can be: ▪ directed toward a person or an animal; at a group, authority or organization; at a specific behaviour; or at an object of some kind. ▪ personal, or impersonal. ▪ highly specific and detailed, or very abstract and general. ▪ verbal or non-verbal. ▪ explicit or implicit. ▪ the result of critical thinking or spontaneous impulse. To criticize does not necessarily imply "to find fault", but the word is often taken to mean the simple expression of an objection against prejudice, or a disapproval. Often criticism involves active disagreement, but it may only mean "taking sides". It could just be an exploration of the different sides of an issue.

Definition of criticism in the English dictionary

The first definition of criticism in the dictionary is the act or an instance of making an unfavourable or severe judgment, comment, etc. Other definition of criticism is the analysis or evaluation of a work of art, literature, etc. Criticism is also the occupation of a critic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRITICISM


aestheticism
iːsˈθɛtɪˌsɪzəm
asceticism
əˈsɛtɪˌsɪzəm
Catholicism
kəˈθɒlɪˌsɪzəm
classicism
ˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
cynicism
ˈsɪnɪˌsɪzəm
eclecticism
ɪˈklɛktɪˌsɪzəm
empiricism
ɛmˈpɪrɪˌsɪzəm
eroticism
ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
fanaticism
fəˈnætɪˌsɪzəm
Gnosticism
ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm
historicism
hɪˈstɒrɪˌsɪzəm
lyricism
ˈlɪrɪˌsɪzəm
mosaicism
məʊˈzeɪɪˌsɪzəm
mysticism
ˈmɪstɪˌsɪzəm
narcissism
ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm
neoclassicism
ˌniːəʊˈklæsɪˌsɪzəm
neuroticism
njʊˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm
romanticism
rəʊˈmæntɪˌsɪzəm
scholasticism
skəˈlæstɪˌsɪzəm
witticism
ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRITICISM

critical path method
critical period
critical point
critical pressure
critical region
critical state
critical temperature
critical volume
criticality
critically
criticalness
criticaster
criticisable
criticise
criticiser
criticisingly
criticizable
criticize
criticizer
criticizingly

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRITICISM

agnosticism
Anglicism
anti-Catholicism
apocalypticism
athleticism
didacticism
esotericism
exoticism
hermeticism
higher criticism
homoeroticism
literary criticism
monasticism
new criticism
peripateticism
racism
Roman Catholicism
scepticism
self-criticism
skepticism
textual criticism

Synonyms and antonyms of criticism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRITICISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «criticism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of criticism

Translation of «criticism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRITICISM

Find out the translation of criticism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of criticism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «criticism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

批评
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crítica
570 millions of speakers

English

criticism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आलोचना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَقْد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

критика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crítica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমালোচনা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

critique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kritikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kritik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

批判
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비평
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kritik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự phê phán
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திறனாய்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टीका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eleştiri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

critica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krytyka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

критика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

critică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κριτική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kritiek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kritik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kritikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of criticism

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about criticism

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRITICISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word criticism.
1
Yolanda Adams
You have to take criticism with a grain of salt because you're never going to please everybody.
2
Jason Alexander
Even when I was an actor in training, one criticism my teachers had was that I should think about directing instead of acting, because the best actors see the material they're working on through blinders. They can't see anything but their role. I could never really do that.
3
Paul Thomas Anderson
How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically.
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Marvin J. Ashton
Give no time to finding fault of criticism.
5
George Ayittey
There's a belief that since Africa got a raw deal from the colonial West, then the Chinese must be Africa's best friend. But the evidence doesn't show that, and the main criticism is that they are building infrastructure in exchange for Africa's resources in deals that are structured to favor China.
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Irving Babbitt
If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
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Fredrik Bajer
There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time.
8
Djuna Barnes
To love without criticism is to be betrayed.
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Ben Brantley
Theater criticism should be visceral, at least on some level, an articulation of that fierceness and passion. I usually do a fair amount of research before I see a show - on the history of previous productions (if it's a revival) and the creative team.
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Jack Canfield
People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you've figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don't be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRITICISM»

Discover the use of criticism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to criticism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Interpretation and Social Criticism
Philosophers, political theorists, and all readers seriously interested in the possibility of a moral life will find sustenance and inspiration in this book.
Michael Walzer, 1993
2
Schleiermacher: Hermeneutics and Criticism: And Other Writings
This volume offers the text in a new translation by Andrew Bowie, together with related writings on secular hermeneutics and on language, and an introduction that places the texts in the context of Schleiermacher's philosophy as a whole.
Friedrich Schleiermacher, Andrew Bowie, 1998
3
Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism
Looks at post-war American drama by women, bridging the gap between theatrical theory and feminist theory
Gayle Austin, 1990
4
Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays
By then they had produced essays that remain among the best defenses ever written for both literature and its theory. Included here are four essays representing key points in the formalists' short history.
Lee T. Lemon, Marion J. Reis, 1965
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Literary Theory and Criticism
Essential anthology of Poe's critical works reviews works by Dickens, Hawthorne, many others. Includes Theory of Poetry ("The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," "The Poetic Principle"). Introduction.
Edgar Allan Poe, Leonard Cassuto, 1999
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History and Criticism
As a critique of their work as well as a defense of LaCapra's alternatives, this is a valuable study." Choice"
Dominick LaCapra, 1987
7
An Introduction to Criticism: Literature - Film - Culture
An accessible and thorough introduction to literary theory and contemporary critical practice, this book is an essential resource for beginning students of literary criticism.
Michael Ryan, 2012
8
Studies in the Theory and Method of New Testament Textual ...
The seventeen studies in this volume provide a presentation and assessment of past and current methods applied to the New Testament text.
Eldon J. Epp, Gordon D. Fee, 1993
9
Rhetorical Criticism: Context, Method, and the Book of Jonah
In Part One, she surveys historical antecedents and presents samples of rhetorical analysis. In Part Two, Trible applies formulated guidelines to the book of Jonah, revealing clearly the relationship between artistry and theology.
Phyllis Trible, 1994
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A Student's Guide to Textual Criticism of the Bible: Its ...
But if you are one of those interested in a general understanding of textual criticism, this book introduces you to textual criticism of the whole Bible--the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament.
Paul D. Wegner, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRITICISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term criticism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nick Kyrgios 'shocked' by criticism over his behaviour at Wimbledon
Nick Kyrgios has been stunned by the ferocity of criticism levelled at him over his behaviour at Wimbledon and has called on his fellow ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Circus owner decries criticism
Pretoria - The criticism by Ban Animal Trading South Africa against McLaren Circus was unrealistic, its founder and owner David McLaren has ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
US plans changes to bird-flu response after criticism
U.S. plans changes to bird-flu response after criticism ... of the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry after coming under criticism for a ... «AG Week, Jul 15»
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State of Origin: Cameron Smith needs to overcome Alex McKinnon …
... Maroons captain Cameron Smith needs to overcome a "greater" mental challenge than ever before as the fallout to Alex McKinnon's criticism ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Georgia Football: Perception, Reality and Unfair Criticism of Mark …
There's a coach in the nation's most difficult conference who boasts a .739 career winning percentage, has had his team in the division-title ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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California students resist authorities' attempt to conflate criticism of …
The present attempt to conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism is spearheaded by the pro-Israel organization AMCHA Initiative. «Mondoweiss, Jul 15»
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Meade County commissioner faces criticism for Facebook post on …
Meade County Commissioner Alan Aker has faced an outpouring of anger and criticism, even sparking a petition to remove him from office, ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
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I never allow criticism to push me down: Younus Khan
Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan has said that he always channelled criticism positively to boost his performance. “I always look at the ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
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Cupcakes & Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman faces criticism over …
A popular fashion blogger has come under fire from her fans over the 'exclusionary' size range of her first clothing collection. Emily Schuman ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Lionel Messi Does Not Deserve Criticism: Argentinian Soccer Chief
Local media said that Messi is considering to stay out of the national team for a while due to the severe criticism levelled against him. Story first ... «NDTVSports.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Criticism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/criticism>. Jun 2019 ».
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