I. noun — [ mass noun] 1.
‹formal› criticism or censure
• her animadversion against science.
2. [ count noun] —
‹formal› a comment or remark, especially a critical one.
• animadversions that the poet receives quite humbly.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin animadversio(n-), from the verb animadvertere (see animadvert).