1. harsh criticism or disapproval
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How To Use animadversion In A Sentence

  • Derrida and Foucault's whole deconstructive enterprise might be seen as an exercise in animadversion on the Western cultural process of translation.
  • Cecilia’s modesty made her wish the dresses had been less expensive; she feared the countess of Torrington would think her presuming, and accuse her of attempting to outvie herself and her guests in the splendour of dress; she shrunk from the idea of incurring ridicule, and provoking animadversions on her birth and dependent state. Lovers and Friends; or, Modern Attachments
  • Of late, however, as the Protestant doctrines gained ground, he had found it convenient to live in close retirement, and to avoid, as much as possible, drawing upon himself observation or animadversion. The Abbot
  • The animadversion broke the long estrangement history among Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, which made a short period of controversy in the Islam ideological history.
  • Com igitur et vos ipso modo ilios mores, modo alias leges, fueritis secuti, multaque vel erroribus cognitis, vel animadversione meliorum sint a vobis repudiata: quid est a nobis factum, contra sensum judiciumque commune, si majora et certiora delegimus? The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)
  • When a man accepts a public place, he ought to calculate that he will be subject to public animadversion and should act with magnanimity.
  • But, affecting as my own circumstances are, I cannot pass by, without animadversion, the reflection I need not repeat in words. Clarissa Harlowe
  • Like a performance artist, Keyes riled the crowd up, mixing animadversions on constitutional law with sudden, stentorian salvos against judges.
  • Reyberts, cut dead by the handsome Estelle, found themselves the objects of so much animadversion on the part of the adherents of the Moreaus that their position at Presles would not have been endurable without the thought of vengeance which had, so far, supported them. A Start in Life
  • One nationalist observer noted that Judge Jones ‘has given great disaffection… [and] has brought down severe animadversion on himself.’
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