Thursday, November 04, 1999
Definitions for animadversion
- Harsh criticism or disapproval.
- Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure -- often used with 'on'.
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Citations for animadversion
No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion.
This animadversion pales before those of other critics.
Origin of animadversion
Animadversion is from Latin animadversio, animadversion-, from animadversus, past participle of animadvertere, "to turn the mind toward," from animus, "mind, spirit" + advertere, "to turn toward," from ad, "toward" + vertere, "to turn."