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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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Interestingly and surprisingly, contemporary Western ethical criticisms have been most recently further promoted, strengthened and enriched by their Chinese counterpart, though its ethical turn has occurred two decades later and ascended against a different background.
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A new history of literary criticism is an interesting thing at a time when literary criticism's death has already been announced.
IT IS NOTABLE THAT CERAMICS: ART AND PERCEPTION has published these articles since, as has been discussed at many venues and in many publications, the dialogue about criticism in contemporary ceramics has existed more in books and less in regularly published periodicals.
Nevertheless, he said, "we must be clear in saying that criticism of a policy or action of the State of Israel is not a criticism of Judaism, or of the Jewish people.
State of Fear is designed as a package to contain his criticisms and deliver them to the many millions of readers who devour his books.
To understand what Said means by filiation and affiliation, however, it will be useful for us first to consider how Said defines criticism and to locate more precisely the major emphases of Said's prodigious energies.
Full-length studies of Ernest Gaines's fiction are pretty scant, and Mary Ellen Doyle's book is certainly a useful addition to the criticism of the author s work.
These led to an increasing criticism of Aristotle and his medieval commentators.
I FIRST ENCOUNTERED THE ART CRITICISM OF THE '80S around 1996, which made me a bit late to the party.
Many critics believe that the constant use of pre-set methods, or the tendency to only draw terms and catch phrases from previous criticisms, has created a paradigm of competition that harms the educational value of the event.
I am going to address judicial criticism--in particular, unjust criticism--and the legal profession's responsibility to respond to such criticism.

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