- 1the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes
- 2the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work
Using criticism: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "criticism" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The book received a lot of criticism for its controversial content.
He faced harsh criticism from his colleagues for his poor performance.
Her constructive criticism helped me improve my writing skills.
The film received mixed criticism from the audience and critics.
criticism Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using criticism
take/catch flak (for something)
to receive criticism or blame for something
The CEO took a lot of flak for the company's poor financial performance.
It's easy to throw stones at others, but it's harder to find solutions to problems.
Losing the championship was a bitter pill to swallow for the team.
Phrases with criticism
criticism that is intended to provide helpful feedback or suggestions for improvement
I appreciate your constructive criticism on my presentation.
I think her criticism of the project was fair and valid.
The company faced harsh criticism from the media for their unethical practices.
Origins of criticism
from Greek 'kritikē', meaning 'the art of judging'
Summary: criticism in Brief
The term 'criticism' [ˈkrɪtɪsɪzəm] refers to the expression of disapproval based on perceived faults or mistakes. It can also refer to the analysis and judgment of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. Examples include 'The book received a lot of criticism for its controversial content.' and 'Her constructive criticism helped me improve my writing skills.' Idioms like 'take/catch flak' and 'throw stones at someone/something' denote receiving or giving criticism, while 'a bitter pill to swallow' describes something difficult to accept.