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criticism

noun abuse, accusation, admonition, adverse comment, analysis, animadversion, aspersion, blame, carping, caviling, censure, charge, chiding, commentary, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contravention, critical examination, critical remarks, critique, denunciation, deprecation, derogation, detraction, disapproval, discommendation, disdain, disparagement, dispraise, disvaluation, exception, fault-finding, grievance, grumbling, imputation, indictment, insinuation, iudicium, lecture, objection, obloquy, odium, opposition, opprobrium, protestation, reflection, remonstrance, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, review, revilement, scolding, upbraiding
Associated concepts: fair and honest criticism, freedom of speech, privileged criticism
See also: bad repute, blame, complaint, condemnation, culpability, denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disparagement, exception, grievance, ground, guidance, impeachment, impugnation, objection, obloquy, odium, ostracism, outcry, protest, rebuff, remonstrance, report, reprimand, review, revilement, stricture

CRITICISM. The art of judging skillfully of the merits or beauties, defects or faults of a literary or scientific performance, or of a production of art; when the criticism is reduced to writing, the writing itself is called a criticism.
     2. Liberty of criticism must be allowed, or there would be neither purity of taste nor of morals. Fair discussion, is essentially necessary to, the truth of history and advancement of science. That publication therefore, is not a libel, which has for its object, not to injure the reputation of an individual, but to correct misrepresentations of facts, to refute sophistical reasoning, to expose a vicious taste for literature, or to censure what is hostile to morality. Campb. R. 351-2. As every man who publishes a book commits himself to the judgment of the public, any one may comment on his performance. If the commentator does not step aside from the work, or introduce fiction for the purpose of condemnation, he exercises a fair and legitimate right. And the critic does a good service to the public who writes down any vapid or useless publication such as ought never to have appeared; and, although the author may suffer a loss from it, the law does not consider such loss an injury; because it is a loss which the party ought to sustain. It is the loss of fame and profit, to which he was never entitled. 1 Campb. R. 358, n. See 1 Esp. N. P. Cas. 28; 2 Stark. Cas. 73; 4 Bing. N. S. 92; S. C. 3 Scott, 340;. 1 M. & M. 44; 1 M. & M. 187; Cooke on Def. 52.

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Note that criticism here is the opposite of praise, though in its full meaning it includes it.
This lack of healthy criticism is accompanied by a lack of motivation and a search for emotional release in conversations with people who are not involved.
I want to make it clear my criticism was for betterment of the institutions.
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Despite claims of ouster plots against President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana maintained on Thursday that they have not monitored such plans, stressing that criticisms do not amount to destabilization.
If we respond defensively, with anger or shame, criticism can seriously hold us back both professionally and personally.
TALK TO S T OMEONE YOU TRUST SOMETIMES it can be difficult to process criticism objectively, especially if it has made you feel angry or upset.
He deplored the way ambitious young people, in the mid-20th century, wanted to write criticism instead of novels and poems.
Talking to a news channel, he said the government also had the right to respond to the criticism of media.
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Most of us take criticism in a negative way and try to give back in the same coin.
Criticism has its first impact on the negative side.