criticizing Definition

  • 1indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way
  • 2form and express a judgement of (a literary or artistic work)
  • 3analyze and evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way

Using criticizing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "criticizing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He was criticized for not doing enough to help the poor.

  • Example

    The book was criticized for its lack of originality.

  • Example

    She criticized his decision to quit his job.

  • Example

    The report criticized the government's handling of the crisis.

criticizing Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for criticizing

Antonyms for criticizing

Phrases with criticizing

  • the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one


    I appreciate your constructive criticism on my presentation.

  • self-criticism

    the act of analyzing and evaluating one's own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, often with the goal of improving oneself


    Her self-criticism led her to make significant changes in her life.

  • criticism that is unjust or unwarranted, often based on personal bias or prejudice


    She felt that the negative review was unfair criticism, as the reviewer clearly had a personal vendetta against her.


Summary: criticizing in Brief

To criticize [ˈkrɪtɪsaɪzɪŋ] means to indicate faults in a disapproving way, form and express a judgement of a work, or analyze and evaluate a theory or practice. It can be constructive or unfair, and can involve self-criticism. Synonyms include 'condemning,' 'disparaging,' and 'denouncing.' Antonyms include 'praising' and 'complimenting.'