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Meaning of ANIMADVERSION

Pronunciation:  `anumad'vurzhun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  harsh criticism or disapproval
 

ANIMADVERSION is a 13 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: censure
 
 See Also: condemnation, disapprobation, interdict

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An`i*mad*ver"sion\, n. [L. animadversio, fr.
animadvertere: cf. F. animadversion. See {Animadvert}.]
1. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or
   simple perception. [Obs.]

         The soul is the sole percipient which hath
         animadversion and sense, properly so called.
                                               --Glanvill.

2. Monition; warning. [Obs.] --Clarendon.

3. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure;
   adverse criticism; reproof; blame.

         He dismissed their commissioners with severe and
         sharp animadversions.                 --Clarendon.

4. Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement;
   punishment. [Archaic] ``Divine animadversions.'' --Wesley.

Syn: Stricture; criticism; censure; reproof; blame; comment.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accusation, adverse criticism, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, criticism, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, insinuation, knock, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reprehension, reproachfulness, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism
 

 

 

 

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