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criticism

noun
     
crit‧i‧cis‧m S2 W2 [uncountable and countable]
1 remarks that say what you think is bad about someone or something [≠ praise]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
strong/severe/harsh criticism widespread criticism (=when a lot of people criticize something) public criticism constructive criticism (=criticism aimed at helping someone improve) direct/level criticism at somebody (=criticize someone) come in for/attract/draw criticism (=be criticized) face criticism accept/take criticism (=accept criticism and learn from it) provoke criticism (=make people criticize something) a storm/barrage of criticism (=a lot of criticism)
criticism of
My main criticism of the scheme is that it does nothing to help families on low incomes.
Despite strong criticism, the new system is still in place.
There has been widespread criticism of the decision.
We try to give students constructive criticism.
Another criticism levelled at him was that his teaching methods were old-fashioned.
The government's economic strategy has attracted a lot of criticism.
You must learn to accept criticism.
Many employees find it hard to take even mild criticism.
His actions provoked severe criticism from civil rights groups.
the storm of criticism that followed his announcement
2 writing which expresses judgments about the good or bad qualities of books, films, music etc:
literary criticism
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critic, review, criticism, critique
!! Do not use critic to refer to something that a critic says or writes.A review is the usual word for a short article that a critic writes in a newspaper or magazine His first novel got wonderful reviews. Have you read the reviews of her play?criticism is the activity of publishing opinions about things such as books and films, or a group of essays, lectures etc on this subject a collection of literary criticismA critique is a detailed explanation of the problems of something such as a set of political ideas, in the form of a speech, book, article etc He wrote a critique of capitalism.See also critic

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