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.

 

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