Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
comments that show that you think something is wrong or bad
a public statement in which someone criticizes someone or something severely
a feeling of not approving of someone or something
a situation in which people are accusing or criticizing each other
angry public criticism of something
formal severe criticism of someone
formal criticism, or blame
severe public criticism
a lot of criticisms, complaints, or questions directed at one person
informal a reaction that shows you do not like something such as a plan or an idea, or that you will not accept it
showing disapproval criticism of a woman for any form of sexual behaviour that is disapproved of, such as having more than one sexual partner or wearing sexy clothes
an employment concept in which people are paid for each specific, short-term task that they do and don't have conventional contracts of employment
Word of the Day
a Scottish food made from the inner organs of a sheep that are cut up, mixed with grain, and...
a sensational piece of news which does not map to reality, created to attract attention or damage somebody's reputation
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Free thesaurus definition of criticism and disapproval from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.