animadvert on/upon/against

formal criticize or censure.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • animadvert — ► VERB (animadvert on/upon/against) formal ▪ criticize or censure. DERIVATIVES animadversion noun. ORIGIN Latin animadvertere, from animus mind + advertere to turn …   English terms dictionary

  • animadvert — [ˌanɪməd və:t] verb (animadvert on/upon/against) formal criticize or censure. Derivatives animadversion noun Origin ME (in the sense pay attention to ): from L. animadvertere, from animus mind + advertere to turn …   English new terms dictionary

  • animadvert upon — 1. Remark, notice, note, take notice of, mention, consider. 2. Censure, disapprove, find fault with, object to, take exception to, protest against, criticise severely …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fulminate against — Synonyms and related words: abuse, accurse, accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, bark at, berate, betongue, blacken, blame, blaspheme, blast, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inveigh against — Synonyms and related words: accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, blame, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against, condemn, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reflect upon — Synonyms and related words: accuse, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, blame, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, complain against, condemn, cry down, cry out against, cry out on, cry shame upon, damn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • animadversion — animadvert ► VERB (animadvert on/upon/against) formal ▪ criticize or censure. DERIVATIVES animadversion noun. ORIGIN Latin animadvertere, from animus mind + advertere to turn …   English terms dictionary

  • Disapprobation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disapprobation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disapprobation disapprobation disapproval Sgm: N 1 improbation improbation Sgm: N 1 disesteem disesteem disvaluation displacency Sgm: N 1 odium odium Sgm: N 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • denounce — I (condemn) verb anathematize, animadvert, asperse, assail, assail with censure, assault, attack, be censorious, belittle, berate, besmear, besmirch, blackball, blacken, blacklist, brand, bring into discredit, bring to account, call to account,… …   Law dictionary

  • blame — Synonyms and related words: account for, accountability, accounting for, accredit with, accrete to, accusal, accusation, accuse, accusing, acknowledge, allegation, allegement, anathema, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, answerability,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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