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aesthetic of or relating to the criticism of art. [1/3 definitions]
aim to direct, as a remark, question, or criticism. [1/8 definitions]
animadversion criticism that is unfavorable. [1/2 definitions]
animadvert to make remarks of criticism or disapproval (usu. fol. by "on" or "upon").
auteurism a type of film criticism in which the works of a given director, regarded as the primary creator of a film, are examined to reveal nuances of personal style.
broadside a strong, often abusive criticism or denunciation. [2/9 definitions]
butt2 a person, group, or thing that is the target of ridicule or criticism. [1/5 definitions]
captious inclined to petty criticism; faultfinding. [1/2 definitions]
castigate to punish or rebuke, as with severe public criticism; chastise.
censure severe criticism or disapproval. [1/4 definitions]
comment to write a note of criticism or explanation about a text. [1/8 definitions]
complacent contented with oneself or one's situation to a degree that prevents self-criticism, further progress, or appropriate response to signals of danger or risk. [1/2 definitions]
countercriticism combined form of criticism.
crit shortened form of "critic" or "criticism."
crush to afflict with humiliation, confusion, or self-doubt, as by criticism or jeering remarks. [1/11 definitions]
deconstruction a literary criticism philosophy, introduced in the 1960s, asserting that because words are defined using other words, the meaning of text has no stable reference and therefore cannot have a fixed meaning. [1/2 definitions]
dish it out to deliver (criticism, abuse, or the like) strongly.
exception an objection or negative criticism, as regarding a particular point. [1/4 definitions]
flak (informal) irritating opposition, criticism, or dissent. [1/2 definitions]
fulminate to utter (a denunciation, criticism, or the like) with great vehemence. [1/4 definitions]
goings-on activities, esp. behavior, regarded as wrong or open to criticism. [1/2 definitions]