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animadversion


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animadversion  \An`i*mad*ver"sion\,  n.  [L.  animadversio,  fr 
  animadvertere:  cf  F.  animadversion.  See  {Animadvert}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  power  of  perceiving  or  taking  notice;  direct  or 
  simple  perception.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  soul  is  the  sole  percipient  which  hath 
  animadversion  and  sense  properly  so  called 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  Monition;  warning.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  Remarks  by  way  of  criticism  and  usually  of  censure; 
  adverse  criticism;  reproof;  blame. 
 
  He  dismissed  their  commissioners  with  severe  and 
  sharp  animadversions.  --Clarendon. 
 
  4.  Judicial  cognizance  of  an  offense;  chastisement; 
  punishment.  [Archaic]  ``Divine  animadversions.''  --Wesley. 
 
  Syn:  Stricture;  criticism;  censure;  reproof;  blame;  comment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animadversion 
  n  :  harsh  criticism  or  disapproval  [syn:  {censure}] 




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