Appraisal and Criticism


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Appraisal noun – An opinion on the nature, character, or quality of something.
Criticism is a synonym for appraisal in change topic. In some cases you can use "Criticism" instead a noun "Appraisal", when it comes to topics like analysis.
Nearby Words: appraise, appraised, appraisement, appraiser, appraising
Synonyms for Appraisal


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Criticism noun – An essay evaluating or analyzing something.
Usage example: every criticism of the movie has noted that there are major holes in its plot

Appraisal is a synonym for criticism in evaluation topic. You can use "Appraisal" instead a noun "Criticism", if it concerns topics such as analysis, interpretation.
Nearby Words: criticize, critical, criticise, criticized, critic
Synonyms for Criticism

How words are described

fair fair appraisal fair criticism
scathing scathing appraisal scathing criticism
negative negative appraisal negative criticism
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