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“Criticized” or “Criticised”


Criticized and criticised are both English terms.


Criticized is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American English (en-US) while criticised is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (en-GB). Breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
criticized 96 22 58 94 87 31 0 32 25 100 100 0
criticised 4 78 42 6 13 69 0 68 75 0 0 0
  • In the United States, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (96 to 4).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 78 to 22 preference for "criticised" over "criticized".
  • In India, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (58 to 42).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (94 to 6).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (87 to 13).
  • In Australia, there is a 69 to 31 preference for "criticised" over "criticized".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criticized" and "criticised".
  • In Ireland, there is a 68 to 32 preference for "criticised" over "criticized".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 75 to 25 preference for "criticised" over "criticized".
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (100 to 0).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "criticized" over "criticised" (100 to 0).
  • In Guyana, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "criticized" and "criticised".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use criticized or criticised with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “criticized”

  • It was also criticized by anti-cult groups and former
  • 1997 presentation psychiatrist Jeffery Jensen criticized church reparative therapy efforts as
  • stars out of five and criticized, "In Dhadak, [time and thought]...
  • transport vehicles because the newspapers criticized the role Khan played in
  • They also criticized the use of tanks in
  • art style and aesthetics but criticized its gameplay as unoriginal.
  • Trump has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement
  • from critics, several of whom criticized the adult humor and sexual
  • Pentagon in October 1967 and criticized the construction of the World
  • The New York Times criticized the "theatricalities and sentimental artificialities

Examples of “criticised”

  • The company is frequently criticised for its high fares, as
  • Some of the interviewees were criticised as viewing their part "through
  • and where once he had criticised other people's weaknesses he now
  • Russky Bridge in Vladivostok was criticised as a "bridge to nowhere",
  • Music's Emily Mackay criticised the song as "a limper
  • They were criticised by Jewish intellectuals on the
  • Jamaat leaders too vociferously criticised the ceasefire declaration and alleged
  • The history was criticised in review for a lack
  • Chris Kohler of Wired heavily criticised the mechanics, challenges and new
  • The company has been criticised for its "copycat" strategy of

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