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animadversion (noun) an unfavorable comment; a remark expressing dislike.

When you make a remark criticizing someone, it is an animadversion. Your animadversions about someone are your bad comments about them. If you have only bad things to say about someone, your statements about them are animadversions.

  • Paul's animadversions about his colleagues in the company left him friendless and forced him to look for a job elsewhere.
  • Even the slightest animadversion from Jane upset sensitive Julie so much that it brought tears to her eyes.
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