criticism : Common Errors in English

About criticism

Beginning literature or art history students are often surprised tolearn that in such contexts “criticism” can be a neutral term meaningsimply “evaluating a work of literature or art.” A criticalarticle about The Color Purple can be entirely positive about AliceWalker’s novel. Movie critics write about films they like as well asabout films they dislike: writing of both kinds is called “criticism.”

criticism Meaning(s)

  • (n) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • (n) a serious examination and judgment of something
  • (n) a written evaluation of a work of literature

criticism in News

  1. Vietnam arrests well-known blogger for criticism

    Vietnamese police have arrested one of the country's best known bloggers for posting criticism of the communist government, intensifying a crackdown against Internet-fuelled dissent in the one-party, authoritarian ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Hungary Rejects Democracy Criticism as Commission Meets

    Hungary’s government rejected criticism of its new constitution even before European legal experts met today to approve an opinion that the European Union executive said Prime Minister Viktor Orban must respect.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  3. Criticism doesn’t matter to Tony Romo

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is no stranger to criticism. This offseason alone, he’s heard it explicitly from Donovan McNabb after signing his new contract and implicitly from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones when Jones pointed out things he wanted to see Romo do more of in the coming years. There are plenty of brickbats from fans…
    on June 12, 2013 Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

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