What is criticism?

  • (noun): A serious examination and judgment of something.
    Example: "Constructive criticism is always appreciated"
    Synonyms: critique
    See also — Additional definitions below

Criticism

Criticism is the practice of judging the merits and faults of something or someone in an intelligible (or articulate) way.

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Some articles on criticism:

TSR, Inc. - Criticism
... The company was the subject of an urban myth stating that it tried to trademark the term "Nazi" ... This was based on a supplement for the Indiana Jones RPG, in which some figures were marked with "NaziTM" ...
Yuri Knorozov - Critical Reactions To His Work
... and his thesis came under some severe and at times dismissive criticism ... Knorozov persisted with his publications in spite of the criticism and rejection of many Mayanists of the time ... institute was not adversely influenced by criticism from Western academics ...
Yoot Tower - Criticism
... The game was dismissed by some game review websites and magazines as being too much a rehash of the original SimTower ... Many wrote the game off as being basically identical to its predecessor ...
Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism - Overview
... The object of psychoanalytic literary criticism, at its very simplest, can be the psychoanalysis of the author or of a particularly interesting character in a given work ... In this directly therapeutic form, the criticism is very similar to psychoanalysis itself, closely following the analytic interpretive process discussed in Freud ... However, more complex variations of psychoanalytic criticism are possible ...
Joseph Justus Scaliger - Academic Output
... that he composed and published his books of historical criticism ... the first to lay down and apply sound rules of criticism and emendation, and to change textual criticism from a series of haphazard guesses into a "rational procedure subject to fixed ... Instead, they valued his emendatory criticism and his skill in Greek ...

More definitions of "criticism":

  • (noun): Disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings.
    Example: "The senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
    Synonyms: unfavorable judgment

Famous quotes containing the word criticism:

    ...I wasn’t at all prepared for the avalanche of criticism that overwhelmed me. You would have thought I had murdered someone, and perhaps I had, but only to give her successor a chance to live. It was a very sad business indeed to be made to feel that my success depended solely, or at least in large part, on a head of hair.
    Mary Pickford (1893–1979)

    Good criticism is very rare and always precious.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)