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criticism

crit·i·cism

criticism

 
pronunciation:
krI tih sih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of judging what is good or bad in something.
The coach's criticism helped us learn to be better players.
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similar words:
complaint
definition 2: the act of finding problems or mistakes in something.
Kim's criticism of his classmates made him unpopular.
antonyms:
compliment, praise
similar words:
objection
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The word criticism contains the following part:
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.