severe criticism

  • 1 severe criticism — tough review, harsh review …

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  • 2 severe — severe, stern, austere, ascetic can all mean given to or characterized by strict discipline and firm restraint. Severe is applicable to persons and their looks, acts, thoughts, and utterances or to things (as laws, penalties, judgments, and… …

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  • 3 Severe — Se*vere , a. [Compar. {Severer}; superl. {Severest}.] [L. severus; perhaps akin to Gr. ??? awe, ??? revered, holy, solemn, Goth. swikns innocent, chaste: cf. F. s[ e]v[ e]re. Cf. {Asseverate}, {Persevere}.] 1. Serious in feeling or manner;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 severe — se|vere W2S3 [sıˈvıə US ˈvır] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(very serious)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3¦(punishment)¦ 4¦(criticism)¦ 5¦(difficult)¦ 6¦(person)¦ 7¦(plain)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: sévère, from Latin severus] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 criticism — crit|i|cis|m W2S2 [ˈkrıtısızəm] n [U and C] 1.) remarks that say what you think is bad about someone or something ≠ ↑praise criticism of ▪ My main criticism of the scheme is that it does nothing to help families on low incomes. ▪ Despite strong… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 severe — adjective 1 VERY BAD very bad, or serious enough for you to worry about: severe injuries to the head and neck | severe depression | a severe setback to hopes of peace 2 WEATHER severe weather conditions are extremely hot, cold, dry etc and are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 Criticism of the Israeli government — State of Israel …

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  • 9 Criticism of ESPN — While ESPN is one of the most successful sports networks, it has not been free from criticism. This criticism includes accusations of biased coverage, conflict of interest, and controversies with individual broadcasters and analysts. Mike Freeman …

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  • 10 severe — se|vere [ sı vır ] adjective *** ▸ 1 problem/pain/injury ▸ 2 weather: very bad ▸ 3 very strict/extreme ▸ 4 unfriendly ▸ 5 plain & not attractive ▸ 6 needing effort/ability 1. ) a severe problem is very serious and worrying: Overcrowding in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 severe */*/*/ — UK [sɪˈvɪə(r)] / US [sɪˈvɪr] adjective 1) a) a severe problem is very serious and worrying Overcrowding in secondary schools is pretty severe. The reforms have caused severe economic hardship for the poorest members of the population. b) a severe …

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  • 12 severe — adjective 1) severe injuries Syn: acute, very bad, serious, grave, critical, dreadful, terrible, awful; dangerous, parlous, life threatening; formal grievous Ant: minor, negligible 2) …

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  • 13 severe — severely, adv. severeness, n. /seuh vear /, adj., severer, severest. 1. harsh; unnecessarily extreme: severe criticism; severe laws. 2. serious or stern in manner or appearance: a severe face. 3. grave; critical: a severe illness. 4. rigidly… …

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  • 14 severe — adjective 1) severe injuries Syn: acute, very bad, serious, grave, critical, dangerous, life threatening 2) severe storms Syn: fierce, violent, strong, powerful …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 15 severe*/*/ — [sɪˈvɪə] adj 1) very serious and bad, worrying, or unpleasant The housing shortage is severe.[/ex] a severe thunderstorm[/ex] John had suffered severe bruising and serious cuts.[/ex] 2) very strict or extreme Syn: harsh The most severe penalty he …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 16 severe — /səˈvɪə / (say suh vear) adjective (severer, severest) 1. harsh; harshly extreme: severe criticism; severe laws. 2. serious; stern: a severe face. 3. grave: a severe illness. 4. rigidly restrained in style or taste; simple; plain. 5. causing… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 severe — se•vere [[t]səˈvɪər[/t]] adj. ver•er, ver•est 1) harsh; unnecessarily extreme: severe criticism[/ex] 2) serious or stern in manner or appearance 3) grave; critical: a severe illness[/ex] 4) rigidly restrained in style, taste, etc.; plain; austere …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 Criticism of Tony Blair — includes accusations of dishonesty, authoritarianism, and subservience in his relationship with U.S. President George W. Bush. Tony Blair has faced particularly severe condemnation for British involvement in the Iraq War, earning him the… …

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  • 19 Criticism of democracy — has always existed in democratic societies, with much of the criticism claiming that democracy is either economically inefficient, politically idealistic or morally corrupt. Contents 1 Economic criticisms 1.1 Irrational voters 1.2 Efficiency of… …

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  • 20 Criticism of the United Nations — has been ideologically diverse, although much of it is focused on the UN s purported inability to handle international conflicts, even on a small scale. Other criticisms tend to focus on the UN s alleged elitism or its presumed support of… …

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