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criticism is a synonym of review

noun [ krit-uh-siz-uhm ]

criticism is another word for review

✅  Review and criticism both refer to an examination and judgment of something, often published in writing, like in a newspaper, magazine, or blog (book review; film criticism).

✅  Both words can be used in reference to movies or the theater, but when you’re discussing books, review is less formal than criticism. Criticism usually refers to a longer and more in-depth piece of work than review.

✅  Criticism, in this sense, doesn’t suggest that the ultimate judgment will necessarily be bad. It’s critical because it involves deep thinking and exploration of a topic, and often the drawing of independent conclusions.

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raze is a synonym of demolish

verb [ reyz ]

raze is another word for demolish

✅  Demolish often focuses on intentionally destroying something in an organized and non-violent way, so that something else can be built there (They demolished the abandoned house). People usually demolish things, though sometimes something can be demolished by natural forces (The tornado demolished the barn).

✅  Raze suggests something being destroyed so completely that there’s nothing left, and usually implies a violent and sometimes disorganized effort (They razed the village to the ground).

✅  Raze is a more emotionally charged word, suggesting senseless destruction (The town was completely razed by the enemy troops).

✅  Demolish also has an informal, figurative meaning: to defeat an opponent or their arguments (It took him two sentences to demolish their arguments). .

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falsehood is a synonym of lie

noun [ fawls-hood ]

falsehood is another word for lie

✅ A falsehood is a statement that distorts the truth in order to mislead or deceive (complete falsehood; obvious falsehood).

Lie can refer to something told intentionally for vicious or cruel reasons (blatant lie; outrageous lie). But lie can also be used with qualifiers when that’s not the case (little lie; comforting lie).

Falsehood is a more formal, slightly antiquated word, and therefore less frequent than lie. It’s often used in religious or literary contexts (I will oppose such a glaring falsehood!).

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