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1. A piece, especially of brick, that is used as a weapon or missile.
2. An unfavorable remark; a criticism.

[brick + bat, piece of brick.]


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a piece of brick or similar material, esp one used as a weapon
2. blunt criticism: the critic threw several brickbats at the singer.



1. a piece of broken brick, esp. one used as a missile.
2. an unkind or unfavorable remark.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brickbat - a fragment of brick used as a weapon
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
2.brickbat - blunt criticism
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
مُلاحَظَةٌ قاسِيَه، انتِقادٌ لاذشع
bántó megjegyzés


[ˈbrɪkbæt] Ntrozo m de ladrillo (fig) → crítica f


[ˈbrɪkbæt] nviolente critique fbrick-built [ˈbrɪkbɪlt] adjen brique(s)


[ˈbrɪkˌbæt] npezzo di mattone (fig) → critica


(brik) noun
(a block of) baked clay used for building. a pile of bricks; (also adjective) a brick wall.
ˈbrickbat noun
an insult. They hurled brickbats at the politician throughout his speech.
ˈbricklayer noun
a person who builds (houses etc) with bricks.
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