An`i*mad*ver"sion (#), n. [L. animadversio, fr. animadvertere: cf. F. animadversion. See Animadvert.]
The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.
The soul is the sole percipient which hath animadversion and sense, properly so called.
Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
He dismissed their commissioners with severe and sharp animadversions.
Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
[Archaic] "Divine animadversions."
Syn. -- Stricture; criticism; censure; reproof; blame; comment.
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