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noun. 1. a meaningful assessment of something, like an individual's actions, particularly to assist in bettering actions in the future. Commonly called constructive criticism. 2. the display of a poor judgment in the form of unacceptance which explains flaws.

CRITICISM: "Some people are not inclined to accept constructive criticism in a polite manner."

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