Learner's definition of CRITICISM
1 [noncount] : the act of expressing disapproval and of noting the problems or faults of a person or thing : the act of criticizing someone or something
There was much public criticism directed/leveled at the senator.
The new law attracted/drew widespread criticism. [=many people criticized the new law]
In this job you need to be able to take/face/accept criticism.
I asked my sister for some constructive criticism of my essay before I tried to revise it.
2 [count] : a remark or comment that expresses disapproval of someone or something 3 [noncount] : the activity of making careful judgments about the good and bad qualities of books, movies, etc.