Criticism

Crit"i*cism

(kr?t"?-s?z'm), n. 1. 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.
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The elements ofcriticism depend on the two principles of Beauty and Truth, one of which is the final end or object of study in every one of its pursuits: Beauty, in letters and the arts; Truth, in history and sciences.
Brande & C.
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By criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant a standard of judging well.
Dryden.
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2. The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
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About the plan of "Rasselas" little was said by the critics; and yet the faults of the plan might seem to invite severe criticism.
Macaulay.
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