criticise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v criticise find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws "The paper criticized the new movie","Don't knock the food--it's free"
    • v criticise act as a critic "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Criticise To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon. "Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association."
    • Criticise To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault. "Cavil you may, but never criticise ."
    • Criticise To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.
    • Criticise To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Criticise to pass judgment on: to censure
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Written also, more analogically, but less commonly, criticize,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kritikoskrinein, to judge.

Usage

In literature:

It is true there were those amongst its wealthy members by whom he was unsparingly criticised behind his back.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
Many writers have criticised Paul Jones for not having stayed longer to complete the destruction of the vessels in the harbor.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Dickens can be criticised as a contemporary of Bernard Shaw or Anatole France or C. F. G. Masterman.
"Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens" by G. K. Chesterton
Finding fault is a very disturbing feature of home life, no matter how glaring the faults which may be criticised.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Posterity has never severely criticised George Clinton's opposition to national development.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Not that they criticise you so much at the moment, particularly if you appear as an antidote to Dryasdust.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The Democratic management of foreign affairs was severely criticised.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Her conduct would unquestionably be criticised and censured.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
He is the system; when you criticise it, you criticise him.
"Gulmore, The Boss" by Frank Harris
But we should not criticise it too severely.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
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In poetry:

My frailties and iniquities
I plainly see;
Committed acts accusive rise,
Omitted duties criticise
In mockery.
"In Mortem Meditare." by Alfred Castner King
"I should not thus be criticised
Had I a face of common wont:
Don't envy me - now, be advised!"
And, now I think of it, I don't!
"An Unfortunate Likeness" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And when at last St. Peter waits
To guide them through the Golden Gates,
‘Frustrated’ still, they'll criticise
The management of Paradise.
"‘ Frustration’" by A P Herbert
Then, peering round with curious eyes,
He muttered "Goodness gracious!"
And so went on to criticise -
"Your room's an inconvenient size:
It's neither snug nor spacious.
"Phantasmagoria Canto III ( Scarmoges )" by Lewis Carroll
Fain would my soul have been faithful; never an alien pleasure
Lured me away from the light lit in your luminous eyes,
But we have altered the World as pitiful man has leisure
To criticise, balance, take counsel, assuredly lies.
"Reverie Of Ormuz The Persian" by Laurence Hope
NOT long ago, then, in the city dwelled,
A master, who in teaching law excelled;
In other matters he, howe'er, was thought
A man that jollity and laughter sought.
He criticised whatever passed around,
And oft, at others' cost, diversion found.
"King Candaules And The Doctor Of Laws" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Rights groups criticise extent of Burma prisoner releases.
MPs criticise Air NZ cuts to Gisborne service.
Cannes Lions judges criticise PR industry for lacking 'big ideas'.
Miley Cyrus has defended herself after she was criticised for frolicking in a pool with a male friend less than two weeks after getting engaged to Liam Hemsworth.
Kiwifruit import security criticised.
There are in fact a non-trivial number of outspoken libertarian critics of democracy, some of whom Mr Lind names and criticises toward the end of his article.
The campaign is Subway's response to the Government's change of plan after its much criticised 'pastygate' announcement that it would slap VAT on pasties in this year's Budget.
Rudderless Lakers beaten by Spurs as Jackson criticises 'slimy' coach talks.
Rudderless Lakers beaten by Spurs as Jackson criticises ' slimy ' coach talks.
Fernando Torres was accused of criticising his Chelsea teammates for being "very slow" and "old" in an interview with the website of the Spanish league.
Cole sent an abusive tweet about the FA after he was criticised in a report on racism.
EU report criticises low competition on Austrian natural gas market.
Cannes Lions judges criticise PR industry for lacking 'big ideas'.
The US Air Force said on Monday it was too costly to modify for export a fleet of 18 unmanned Northrop Grumman Corp Global Hawk surveillance planes that the Pentagon wants to retire under a plan that US lawmakers have criticised.
Whether out of genuine respect or pragmatism, Omani protesters have generally avoided criticising the sultan himself.
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In science:

Harry Kesten kindly criticised a draft of the work.
The Random-Cluster Model
Stapp’s work, however, has recently been criticised by Shimony .
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
The author’s own attempt [Sch90] is an a posteriori semantics, which cannot explain or criticise or decide between the different formalisms.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
It is therefore not the approach by Praz et al.63), 68) that we intend to criticise here, but their imprecise description of the original proof of the Luttinger theorem at hand.
On the Luttinger theorem concerning number of particles in the ground states of systems of interacting fermions
We shall therefore propose simple and empirically meaningful conditions (which can thus be meaningfully criticised) under which it is appropriate and possible to make use of the available parameter estimates, and we shall develop formulae for doing this.
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
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