animadversion /ˌanɪmədˈvəːʃ(ə)n/


I. noun [ mass noun]

‹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).

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