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28 terms

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