Know Your Next Word : animadversion
20. animadversion :noun :
1. an unfavorable or censorious comment
2. the act of criticizingusage :to make animadversions on someone's conduct.
USA entertained serious animadversions concerning the U.S.S.R. and its behavior on the international scene.
No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion.
This is neither a compliment nor an animadversion -- just a conclusion.
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