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Criticism and disapproval

criticism

noun

comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad

condemnation

noun

a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely

disapproval

noun

a feeling of not approving of someone or something

recrimination

noun

a situation in which people are accusing or criticizing each other

uproar

noun

angry public criticism of something

censure

noun

severe criticism of someone

reproof

noun

criticism, or blame

bashing

noun

severe public criticism

barrage

noun

a lot of criticisms, complaints, or questions directed at one person

thumbs-down

noun

a reaction that shows you do not like something such as a plan or an idea, or that you will not accept it

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