GRE: criticize/criticism

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Aspersion

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Belittle

lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

Berate

censure severely or angrily

calumny

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Castigate

inflict severe punishment on

Decry

express strong disapproval of

Defamation

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

Denounce

speak out against

Deride/Derisive

Criticize/Criticism

Diatribe

thunderous verbal attack

Disparage

express a negative opinion of

Excoriate

express strong disapproval of

Gainsay

to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose

Harangue

a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion

Impugn

attack as false or wrong

Inveigh

speak against in an impassioned manner

Lambaste

censure severely or angrily

Objurgate

censure severely

Obloquy

a malicious attack

Opprobrium

a state of extreme dishonor

Pillory

a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands

Rebuke

an act or expression of criticism and censure

Remonstrate

argue in protest or opposition

Reprehend

express strong disapproval of

Reprove

to find fault with, scold, rebuke

Revile

spread negative information about

Tirade

a speech of violent denunciation

Vituperate

spread negative information about

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