brickbat


brickbat
Synonyms and related words:
Irish confetti, affront, aspersion, atrocity, bola, bolt, boomerang, contempt, contumely, countermissile, cut, despite, dump, enormity, flout, flouting, gibe, humiliation, indignity, injury, insult, jeer, jeering, missile, mock, mockery, offense, outrage, projectile, put-down, rock, rocket, scoff, scurrility, stone, taunt, throw stick, throwing-stick, torpedo, uncomplimentary remark, waddy

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Brickbat — Brick bat , n. A piece or fragment of a brick. See 1st {Bat}, n. 4. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brickbat — mid 16c., piece of brick (half or less) used as a missile, from BRICK (Cf. brick) (n.) + BAT (Cf. bat) (n.1). Figurative use, of comments, insults, etc., is from 1640s …   Etymology dictionary

  • brickbat — ► NOUN 1) a piece of brick used as a missile. 2) a critical remark or reaction …   English terms dictionary

  • brickbat — [brik′bat΄] n. 1. a piece of brick, esp. one used as a missile 2. an unfavorable or critical remark …   English World dictionary

  • brickbat — UK [ˈbrɪkˌbæt] / US noun [countable] Word forms brickbat : singular brickbat plural brickbats mainly journalism a severe criticism …   English dictionary

  • brickbat — brick|bat [ˈbrıkbæt] n written [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: brickbat piece of brick (as thrown at someone) (16 20 centuries), from brick + bat piece of brick (16 17 centuries)] a criticism of something ▪ The plan has drawn both brickbats and praise …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brickbat — noun Etymology: brick + 1bat (lump, fragment) Date: 1579 1. a fragment of a hard material (as a brick); especially one used as a missile 2. an uncomplimentary remark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brickbat — /brik bat /, n. 1. a piece of broken brick, esp. one used as a missile. 2. any rocklike missile. 3. an unkind or unfavorable remark; caustic criticism: The critics greeted the play with brickbats. [1555 65; BRICK + BAT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brickbat — noun A criticism or uncomplimentary remark hurled at artwork or other recipient. Not honoured, hardly even envied; only fools and the flunkey species so much as envy me. I am conspicuous, as a mark for curses and brickbats. What good is it? …   Wiktionary

  • brickbat — brick|bat [ brık,bæt ] noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM a severe criticism: tossing brickbats at politicians …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English