The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
the evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is "criticism" not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial or "critical" questions about the works they read.
The evaluation and analysis of creative work.
Describing and evaluating the media, processes, and meanings of works of visual art, and making comprehensive judgments.
The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts; as, dramatic criticism.
Discernment (as in Historical Criticism and Literary Criticism).
disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
The art, process, or principles used to analyze and judge literary or artistic works.