criticise


criticise
01. She was [criticized] for not finishing the project on time.
02. Television reporters always [criticize] the government.
03. The student thought that the teacher's [criticism] was too harsh.
04. David Ben-Gurion once said that the test of democracy is freedom of [criticism].
05. Actress Katherine Hepburn once said, "If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the [criticism] of one, go ahead, get married."
06. Christopher Hampton once joked that asking a writer what he thinks about [critics] is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
07. A wise man once said, "Don't mind [criticism]. If it is untrue, disregard it. If it is unfair, keep from irritation. It if is ignorant, smile. If it is justified, learn from it."
08. There is a Swiss proverb which observes that it is easier to [criticize] than to do better.
09. There is a French proverb which observes that children have more need of models than [critics].
10. Science has discovered that negative events, such as being [criticized] at work, weaken the human immune function for one day.
11. Although Yemen disapproved of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the government also strongly [criticized] the presence of foreign troops in Saudi Arabia.
12. My boss always [criticizes] everything I do; nothing is good enough for that guy.
13. I wish you would stop [criticizing] me; I'm doing the best I can.
14. He [criticized] us for not working hard enough.
15. In the 1400s, the scandalous and corrupt life of the higher clergy in Europe began to draw sharp [criticism].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(as works of art or of literature), (with reference to merits and defects),


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  • Criticise — Crit i*cise (kr?t ? s?z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Criticised} ( s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Criticising}.] [Written also, more analogically, but less commonly, criticize.] [Cf. G. kritisiren. See {Critic}.] 1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Criticise — Crit i*cise, v. i. 1. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; formerly used with on or upon. [1913 Webster] Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association. Addison. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • criticise — [krit′ə sīz΄] vi., vt. criticised, criticising alt. Brit. sp. of CRITICIZE * * * …   Universalium

  • criticise — British English spelling of CRITICIZE (Cf. criticize); for suffix, see IZE (Cf. ize) …   Etymology dictionary

  • criticise — [krit′ə sīz΄] vi., vt. criticised, criticising alt. Brit. sp. of CRITICIZE …   English World dictionary

  • criticise — v. 1) to criticise fairly; harshly, severely, sharply 2) (D; tr.) to criticise for (to criticise smb. for sloppy work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • criticise — British variant of criticize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • criticise — verb a) To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults They criticised him for endangering peoples lives. b) To find fault (with something) See Also: critic, critical …   Wiktionary

  • criticise — crit|i|cise [ krıtı,saız ] a British spelling of criticize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • criticise — [[t]krɪ̱tɪsaɪz[/t]] see criticize …   English dictionary


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