criticism criticism  /ˈkrɪ tɪ ˌsɪ zəm/


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


  1. Hardline conservatives and liberal Democrats have banded together in their criticism of the Fed as a major power broker in the financial system that doesn't answer to Congress.
  2. Newspaper editors normally do not suffer criticismor criticsgladly.
  3. In recent months criticism has intensified.


  1. Video: Bob Stoops responds to criticism

    Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen discuss Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' response to criticism from former players.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. 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

  3. F1 should be 'careful' with Pirelli criticism - Jordan

    Jun.12 (GMM) Eddie Jordan has warned formula one to ease its criticism of F1's sole tyre supplier Pirelli. The Italian marque has been the subject of intense criticism of its controversial and heavily-degrading 2013 tyres, and is now embroiled in the 'test-gate' scandal and facing the charges of F1's governing body. Former F1 team owner turned television pundit Jordan, however, says ... Keep ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "As many of you know I've been called a maverick, somebody who marches to the beat of his own drum and sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's meant as a criticism," McCain told more than 1,000 voters in a high school gymnasium...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "There was another time, when another young candidate was running for president and challenging America to cross a New Frontier," Kennedy said. "He faced public criticism from the preceding Democratic president, who was widely respected in...
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Seattle Times

  3. The Financial Times today quoted Hayward as saying in an interview that it is "an entirely fair criticism" that BP hadn't been fully prepared for an oil leak in deep water.
    on Jun 2, 2010 By: Tony Hayward Source: BusinessWeek

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