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Related to criticise: criticize


Past participle: criticised
Gerund: criticising

I criticise
you criticise
he/she/it criticises
we criticise
you criticise
they criticise
I criticised
you criticised
he/she/it criticised
we criticised
you criticised
they criticised
Present Continuous
I am criticising
you are criticising
he/she/it is criticising
we are criticising
you are criticising
they are criticising
Present Perfect
I have criticised
you have criticised
he/she/it has criticised
we have criticised
you have criticised
they have criticised
Past Continuous
I was criticising
you were criticising
he/she/it was criticising
we were criticising
you were criticising
they were criticising
Past Perfect
I had criticised
you had criticised
he/she/it had criticised
we had criticised
you had criticised
they had criticised
I will criticise
you will criticise
he/she/it will criticise
we will criticise
you will criticise
they will criticise
Future Perfect
I will have criticised
you will have criticised
he/she/it will have criticised
we will have criticised
you will have criticised
they will have criticised
Future Continuous
I will be criticising
you will be criticising
he/she/it will be criticising
we will be criticising
you will be criticising
they will be criticising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been criticising
you have been criticising
he/she/it has been criticising
we have been criticising
you have been criticising
they have been criticising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been criticising
you will have been criticising
he/she/it will have been criticising
we will have been criticising
you will have been criticising
they will have been criticising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been criticising
you had been criticising
he/she/it had been criticising
we had been criticising
you had been criticising
they had been criticising
I would criticise
you would criticise
he/she/it would criticise
we would criticise
you would criticise
they would criticise
Past Conditional
I would have criticised
you would have criticised
he/she/it would have criticised
we would have criticised
you would have criticised
they would have criticised
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
censure, reprimand, criminate - rebuke formally
savage, pillory, crucify, blast - criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
reprove, admonish - take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, reprimand, remonstrate, trounce, jaw, rag - censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
reprehend - express strong disapproval of
deplore - express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"
belabor, belabour - attack verbally with harsh criticism; "She was belabored by her fellow students"
come down - criticize or reprimand harshly; "The critics came down hard on the new play"
denounce - speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"
find fault, blame, pick - harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
nitpick - be overly critical; criticize minor details
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
comment, point out, remark, notice - make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
harsh on - criticize harshly; "the teacher keeps harshing on the same kid"
2.criticise - act as a critic; "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
act - discharge one's duties; "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
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(ˈkritik) noun
1. a person who judges or comments on books, art etc. He is the book critic for the local newspaper.
2. a person who finds fault. His critics would say that he is unsuitable for the job.
ˈcritical adjective
1. judging and analysing. He has written several critical works on Shakespeare.
2. fault-finding. He tends to be critical of his children.
3. of, at or having the nature of, a crisis; very serious. a critical shortage of food; After the accident, his condition was critical.
ˈcritically adverb
ˈcriticize, ˈcriticise (-saiz) verb
1. to find fault (with). He's always criticizing her.
2. to give an opinion of or judgement on a book etc.
ˈcriticism noun
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References in classic literature ?
It is more interesting to compare than to criticise."
I had no idea that Miss Morse felt so strongly about it or I should not have presumed, even here and amongst ourselves, to criticise a person who holds such a high place in her esteem.
He was not so ingenuous as in those days which now seemed so long ago at Heidelberg, and, beginning to take a more deliberate interest in humanity, he was inclined to examine and to criticise. He found it difficult to know Clutton any better after seeing him every day for three months than on the first day of their acquaintance.
There is something more impressive in it; I shall be better able to criticise myself and improve my style.
He let Anne and Leslie read the manuscript and criticise it; and the concluding chapter of the book, which the critics, later on, were pleased to call idyllic, was modelled upon a suggestion of Leslie's.
On Sundays, he never fails to criticise the sermon to the young clergyman's face: always informing Mr.
can it be that a young hussy that hardly knows how to handle a dozen lace-bobbins dares to wag her tongue and criticise the histories of knights-errant?
If it is permissible to criticise the absent, I should say he had a little too much of the sense of insecurity which is so invaluable in a seaman.
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