Criticism (noun)

  1. The act of expressing disapproval of something or someone.
  2. The study and evaluation of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art.
  3. The act of evaluating or analyzing something, often as a basis for improvement.

Origin:

Late latin criticus, from greek kritikos, from krit─ôs judge.

Examples:

  1. The novel received a great deal of criticism for its controversial subject matter.
  2. The play received a great deal of criticism for its weak plot and poorly developed characters.
  3. The film received a great deal of criticism for its offensive portrayal of certain ethnic groups.
  4. The concert received a great deal of criticism for its lack of originality and creativity.
  5. The exhibition received a great deal of criticism for its poor curation and lack of context.
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