Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRITICISMS

He kept it to himself, and heard in silence the criticisms made at the club-windows.

Mrs. Pendarves went to see it, and her criticisms are significant for the taste of the time.

However, even on my verses, speak out your criticisms with equal frankness.

I shall have the honour of receiving your criticisms in person at Dunlop.

Your criticisms, my honoured benefactress, are truly the work of a friend.

Three criticisms of the Territorial system have been made ever since its adoption in 1907.

If he was in there, it was most annoying that he should hear these just criticisms.

Her criticisms were not confined to passengers of other nationalities.

Leave words to fools, Sir John, and criticisms to those that can defend them better.

This is noticeable in reference to Cyrus' criticisms of their arms before battle.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "action of criticizing," from critic + -ism. Meaning "art of estimating literary worth" is from 1670s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.