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Word Groups - Criticize/Criticism
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n. An attack on somebody's reputation or good name, often in the phrase to cast aspersions upon....
transitive v. To represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage: a person who belittled our efforts to do the job right.
transitive v. To rebuke or scold angrily and at length. See Synonyms at scold.
n. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation.
transitive v. To criticize severely.
To cry down; speak disparagingly of; censure as faulty or worthless; clamor against: as, to decry a poem.
n. Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.
v. To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
v. To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
n. A prolonged or exhaustive discussion; especially, an acrimonious or invective harangue; a strain of abusive or railing language; a philippic.
v. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
v. To strongly denounce or censure.
v. To oppose, especially by contradiction.
n. A gainsaying; opposition in words; contradiction.
v. To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
transitive v. To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
intransitive v. To declaim or rail (against some person or thing); to utter censorious and bitter language; to attack with harsh criticism or reproach, either spoken or written; to use invectives; -- with against.
v. To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
v. To scold or rebuke sharply; berate.
n. Abusively detractive language or utterance; calumny: "I have had enough obloquy for one lifetime" ( Anthony Eden).
n. A state of disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt; odium
transitive v. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
n. A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.
transitive v. To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.
intransitive v. To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate.
transitive v. To reprove or reprimand with a view of restraining, checking, or preventing; to make charge of fault against; to disapprove of; to chide; to blame; to censure.
v. To voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke. See Synonyms at admonish.
v. To attack (someone) with abusive language.
n. A declamatory strain or flight of censure or abuse; a rambling invective; an oration or harangue abounding in censorious and bitter language.
v. To criticize in a harsh or abusive manner; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
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