Synonyms for animadversion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : an-uh-mad-vur-zhuhn, -shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæn ə mædˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən

Définition of animadversion

Origin :
  • 1590s, "criticism, blame," also sometimes in early use simply "notice, attention" (now obsolete), from Latin animadversionem (nominative animadversio) "investigation, inquiry; perception, observation," noun of action from past participle stem of animadverte "to take cognizance of," literally "to turn the mind to," from animum, accusative of animus "mind" (see animus), + advertere "to turn to" (see advertise). The sense of "to take notice of as a fault" was in Latin; in fact animadverto at times was a euphemism for "to punish with death."
  • noun blame
Example sentences :
  • The same undercurrent of jealousy operates in our reception of animadversion.
  • Extract from : « Modern Painters Volume I (of V) » by John Ruskin
  • I did not wish to carry with me the animadversion of anybody.
  • Extract from : « The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence » by Eugne Sue
  • But Mr. Motley comes in for his share of animadversion in Mr. Davis's letter.
  • Extract from : « Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete » by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • I have carefully abstained from casting a single reflection or animadversion of my own.
  • Extract from : « Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy, Late a Slave in the United States of America » by Moses Grandy
  • However absurd these may be, they are not for our purpose proper subjects of animadversion.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • In this ease, whichever way they decide, they will be the object of political criticism and animadversion.
  • Extract from : « Lord Randolph Churchill » by Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Towards the year 1300, the ladies' dress fell under the animadversion of the malevolent writers of that day.
  • Extract from : « Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851 » by Various
  • He selects six of these opinions as specially deserving of animadversion.
  • Extract from : « The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, October, 1864 » by Society of Clergymen
  • The North is the theme of animadversion in all the published sermons and addresses I have seen from his prolific pen.
  • Extract from : « The Iron Furnace » by John H. Aughey
  • Yet for a time his speculations attracted little attention and no animadversion.
  • Extract from : « A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III » by Henry Charles Lea

Antonyms for animadversion

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