What is another word for animadvert?

1386 synonyms found


[ ˈanɪmˌadvɜːt], [ ˈanɪmˌadvɜːt], [ ˈa_n_ɪ_m_ˌa_d_v_ɜː_t]

Animadvert is a rarely used word that means to criticize or censure someone or something. There are several synonyms that can be used instead of animadvert such as criticize, condemn, rebuke, reprimand, and denounce. These words are more commonly used and have a strong negative connotation. Criticize refers to pointing out flaws or faults in something or someone, while condemn suggests strong disapproval and rejection. Rebuke and reprimand refer to scolding or correcting someone for their actions. Denounce refers to publicly condemning or disapproving of someone's words or actions. These synonyms can be used interchangeably with animadvert, depending on the context and intensity of the criticism.

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What are the hypernyms for Animadvert?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Animadvert?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for animadvert?

Animadvert is a verb that means to criticize, blame or censure. Antonyms for the word animadvert include commend, approve, laud, and praise. When someone commends a person, they are expressing their admiration or approval for the individual's character, performance, or behavior. This is the opposite of animadverting, which involves finding fault with someone or something. Similarly, to praise someone is to speak highly of them, rather than criticizing their actions or words. Lauding is also an antonym for animadverting, referring to the act of celebrating or extolling the virtues of a person or thing.

Usage examples for Animadvert

It is not with any secret Pleasure that I so frequently animadvert on Mr. Pope as a Critick; but there are Provocations which a Man can never quite forget.
"Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare"
D. Nichol Smith
This supposition that she had really intended to animadvert upon Harry Clavering's idleness was amusing to her as she remembered how little such idleness would signify if she could only have her way.
"The Claverings"
Anthony Trollope
For this reason, critically to animadvert upon Nietzsche as a social reformer would be utterly out of place; he is simply too much of a poet to be taken seriously as a statesman or politician.
"Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy"
Otto Heller

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