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