Know Your Next Word : animadversion

20. animadversion :

noun :

1. an unfavorable or censorious comment

2. the act of criticizing

usage :

  • 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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