1. disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings

- the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

Definition categories: communication, disapproval

2. a serious examination and judgment of something

- constructive criticism is always appreciated

Similar word(s): critique

Definition categories: thought

3. a written evaluation of a work of literature

Definition categories: communication, writing

Sentences with criticism as a noun:

- The politician received a lot of public criticism for his controversial stance on the issue.