adverse criticism
index disparagement, exception (objection), impugnation, stricture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • adverse — 1 Adverse, antagonistic, counter, counteractive mean so opposed as to cause interference, often harmful or fatal interference. All four may be applied to one thing that comes into conflict with another {an adverse policy} {an adverse wind had so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • adverse — adversely, adv. adverseness, n. /ad verrs , ad verrs/, adj. 1. unfavorable or antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism. 2. opposing one s interests or desire: adverse circumstances. 3. being or acting in a contrary direction; opposed… …   Universalium

  • adverse — /ˈædvɜs / (say advers), /ədˈvɜs / (say uhd vers) adjective 1. antagonistic in purpose or effect: adverse criticism 2. opposing one s interests or desire: adverse fate; adverse fortune; adverse influences; adverse circumstances. 3. being or acting …   Australian English dictionary

  • adverse — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French advers, from Latin adversus, past participle of advertere Date: 14th century 1. acting against or in a contrary direction ; hostile < hindered by adverse winds > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adverse — ad•verse [[t]ædˈvɜrs, ˈæd vɜrs[/t]] adj. 1) unfavorable or antagonistic: adverse criticism[/ex] 2) opposing one s interests or wishes: adverse circumstances[/ex] 3) being in an opposite direction: adverse winds[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; <… …   From formal English to slang

  • criticism — Synonyms and related words: adverse criticism, analysis, animadversion, appraisal, approval, aspersion, assessment, bad notices, bad press, book review, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, comment, commentary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • adverse — adjective /ˈædvɜːs,ədˈvɜːs/ a) Unfavorable; antagonistic in purpose or effect; hostile; actively opposing ones interests or wishes; contrary to ones welfare; acting against; working in an opposing direction. adverse criticism b) Opposed;… …   Wiktionary

  • criticism — I noun abuse, accusation, admonition, adverse comment, analysis, animadversion, aspersion, blame, carping, caviling, censure, charge, chiding, commentary, complaining, complaint, condemnation, contravention, critical examination, critical remarks …   Law dictionary

  • adverse comment — index criticism, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, impugnation, objection, stricture Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Will …   Law dictionary

  • criticism — n. 1) to arouse, provoke, stir up criticism 2) to express, offer criticism; to level criticism at 3) to take criticism 4) to temper one s criticism 5) to subject smb. to criticism 6) adverse, biting, damaging, devastating, harsh, hostile,… …   Combinatory dictionary

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