/'krɪtɪsɪzəm; `krɪtə,sɪzəm/ n
1 (a) [U] looking for faults; pointing out faults 批评; 非难
*a scheme that is open to criticism 有待批评的方案
* He hates/can't take criticism, ie being criticized. 他不喜欢[不能接受]别人的批评.
(b) [C] remark that points out a fault or faults 批评意见
*I have two criticisms of your plan. 我对你的计划有两条批评意见.
2 (a) [U] art of making judgements on literature, art, etc 文学、艺术等的评论
*literary criticism 文学批评.
(b) [C] such a judgement 评论文章.
n [U and C]
remarks that say what you think is bad about someone or something
≠ praise criticism of My main criticism of the scheme is that it does nothing to help families on low incomes. Despite strong criticism , the new system is still in place. There has been widespread criticism of the decision. We try to give students constructive criticism . Another criticism levelled at him was that his teaching methods were old-fashioned. The government's economic strategy has attracted a lot of criticism . You must learn to accept criticism . Many employees find it hard to take even mild criticism . His actions provoked severe criticism from civil rights groups. the storm of criticism that followed his announcement
writing which expresses judgments about the good or bad qualities of books, films, music etc literary criticism
COLLOCATES for sense 1 strong/severe/harsh criticism widespread criticism
(=when a lot of people criticize something) public criticism constructive criticism
(=criticism aimed at helping someone improve) direct/level criticism at somebody
(=criticize someone) come in for/attract/draw criticism
(=be criticized) face criticism accept/take criticism
(=accept criticism and learn from it) provoke criticism
(=make people criticize something) a storm/barrage of criticism
(=a lot of criticism)