criticism etymology

English word criticism comes from English -ism, English critic

Detailed word origin of criticism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ism English (eng) (medicine) Used to form names of conditions or syndromes. Used to form names of a tendency of behaviour, action, state, condition or opinion belonging to a class or group of persons, or the result of a doctrine, ideology or principle or lack thereof.. Used to form names of ideologies expressing belief in the superiority of a certain class within the concept expressed by the root word, or a [...]
critic English (eng) (obsolete, ambitransitive) To criticise. (an act of criticism). (the art of criticism). A person who appraises the works of others.. A specialist in judging works of art.. An opponent.. One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
criticism English (eng) The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed. A critical observation or detailed examination and review.

Words with the same origin as criticism

Descendants of -ism
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