Animadversion

Definition of Animadversion

An`i`mad`ver´sion
n.1.The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.
The soul is the sole percipient which hath animadversion and sense, properly so called.
- Glanvill.
2.Monition; warning.
3.Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
He dismissed their commissioners with severe and sharp animadversions.
- Clarendon.
4.Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.

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accusation, adverse criticism, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, censure, criticism, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, insinuation, knock, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, rap, reflection, reprehension, reproachfulness, slam, slur, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistism
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