animadversion definition

  • noun:
    • powerful critique.
    • A critical or censorious comment: "entertained really serious animadversions in regards to the U.S.S.R. as well as its behavior from the intercontinental sceneā€ ( Adam B. Ulam).
    • A criticism, a critical remark.
    • The state or characteristic of being animadversive.
    • The act or energy of perceiving or using notice; direct or quick perception.
    • Monition; caution.
    • Remarks by means of critique and often of censure; unfavorable critique; reproof; fault.
    • Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
    • The act or faculty of observing or noticing; observation; perception.
    • The act of criticizing; critique; censure; reproof.
    • Synonyms Remark, remark, reprobation, reprehension.
    • harsh critique or disapproval

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