Criticize (verb)

To find fault with; to express disapproval of; to judge negatively.


From middle english criticisien, from latin criticus ("judge, critic"), from ancient greek κριτικός (kritikós, "able to discern, skilled in judging"), from κρίνω (krínō, "i judge").


  1. The teacher criticized my paper for its poor grammar.
  2. Many critics have criticized the new film for its lack of originality.
  3. She was quick to criticize her colleague's work, but never offered any constructive feedback.
  4. He was criticized for his lack of effort in the project.
  5. The critics have criticized the new play for its weak storyline.
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