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1. Strong criticism.
2. A critical or censorious remark.

[Latin animadversiō, animadversiōn-, from animadversus, past participle of animadvertere, to turn the mind toward; see animadvert.]


1. criticism or censure
2. a carefully considered observation


(ˌæn ə mædˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

1. an unfavorable or censorious comment.
2. the act of criticizing.
[1590–1600; < Latin animadversiō <animadvertere]
an`i•mad•ver′sion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.animadversion - harsh criticism or disapprovalanimadversion - harsh criticism or disapproval  
condemnation, disapprobation - an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
interdict - an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district


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It might even have occurred to them, that where a disposition to cavil prevailed, their neglect to execute the degree of power vested in them, and still more their recommendation of any measure whatever, not warranted by their commission, would not less excite animadversion, than a recommendation at once of a measure fully commensurate to the national exigencies.
Thus the Puritan elders in their black cloaks, starched bands, and steeple-crowned hats, smiled not unbenignantly at the clamour and rude deportment of these jolly seafaring men; and it excited neither surprise nor animadversion when so reputable a citizen as old Roger Chillingworth, the physician, was seen to enter the market-place in close and familiar talk with the commander of the questionable vessel.
'No, certainly; I exonerate my sister from such degraded tastes, and my mother too, if you included her in your animadversions.'
'I meant no animadversions against any one, and certainly intended no disrespectful allusions to your mother.
I should have my reservations and my animadversions if it came to close criticism of his work, but I am glad that he was the first author I loved, and that even before I knew I loved him I was his devoted reader.
She then turned to give her orders to the footman, who had been standing bolt upright within the door for the last half minute, and had heard the latter part of her animadversions; and, of course, made his own reflections upon them, notwithstanding the inflexible, wooden countenance he thought proper to preserve in the drawing-room.
A sky-blue coat, with short and broad skirts and low cape, exposed a long, thin neck, and longer and thinner legs, to the worst animadversions of the evil-disposed.
At that hour most of the others were sewing likewise; but one class still stood round Miss Scatcherd's chair reading, and as all was quiet, the subject of their lessons could be heard, together with the manner in which each girl acquitted herself, and the animadversions or commendations of Miss Scatcherd on the performance.
Pero los ataques de Diego hacia Makoke, por quien siente una animadversion manifiesta, no se quedaron en sus infidelidades, sino que fueron mucho mas alla.
Fabulas que tienen asidero en la corrupcion que azota nuestro pais desde hace muchisimo tiempo, pero tambien en la mediocridad intelectual del que las teje, o en una profunda animadversion ante aquel que piensa diferente, ese que siempre vera como enemigo.
Pero no quiero hablar aqui de lo preocupante que me resulta la llegada de los diputados del PES al Congreso, porque quiero reflexionar sobre otra cuestion tambien peligrosa: el clima de animadversion personal que ha ido creciendo.
En su imaginacion, el escritor (el mis mo supongo) es custodio de la semilla de la creatividad y la originalidad, aunque se sabe, ciertamente, vinculado con alguna otra tradicion, con los libros que lee y subraya, con las peliculas que mira y comenta con devocion o con animadversion, con las fotografias y los cuadros de pintura que lo conmueven.