animadversion

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The state or characteristic of being animadversive

Nor have I scrupled, in so flagrant a case, to allow myself a severity of animadversion little congenial with the general spirit of these papers.

A criticism, a critical remark

While the censorious man is most severe in judging others, he is invariably the most ready to repel any animadversions made upon himself; upon the principle well understood in medical circles, that the feeblest bodies are always the most sensitive.

the utterance of criticism or censure
{n} censure, reproof, criticism
harsh criticism or disapproval
Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment
Monition; warning
{i} criticism; acute observation
The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception
Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame
animadversions
plural of animadversion
animadversion

    Hyphenation

    a·ni·mad·ver·sion

    Pronunciation

    Etymology

    [ "a-n&-"mad-'v&r-zh& ] (noun.) 1599. Latin animadversion-, animadversio, from animadvertere.

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