criticism


criticism
crit|i|cis|m
W2S2 [ˈkrıtısızəm] n [U and C]
1.) remarks that say what you think is bad about someone or something
≠ ↑praise 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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COLLOCATES for sense 1
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)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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