The work or power of perceiving or taking notice direct or simple perception
- harsh criticism or disapproval
- The act or power of perceiving or using notice; direct or quick perception.
- Monition; warning.
- Remarks by means of critique and often of censure; undesirable critique; reproof; fault.
- Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
1590s, "criticism, fault," in addition often in early usage merely "notice, interest" (today outdated), from Latin animadversionem (nominative animadversio) "investigation, inquiry; perception, observance," noun of action from past participle stem of animadverte "to just take cognizance of," literally "to turn your head to," from animum, accusative of animus "mind" (see animus), + advertere "to show to" (see promote). The sense of "to take notice of as a fault" was in Latin; indeed animadverto at times was a euphemism for "to penalize with demise."
(n.) The act or energy of perceiving or taking notice; direct or quick perception.
- (n.) Monition; warning.
- (n.) Remarks through critique and often of censure; unpleasant criticism; reproof; fault.
- (letter.) Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
About this time Dbllinger brought upon himself the animadversion of Heine, who was then editor of a Munich paper.