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1A piece of brick used as a missile.‘traditionally in Calcutta you fight the police with brickbats’
- ‘She wore outfits of bright green, and hurled arguments about like brickbats.’
- ‘Others hurled brickbats supplied to them by boys who had mounted a wall.’
- ‘The park was a chaos of frenzied movement, bodies launching over the fence, brickbats and clubs swinging.’
- ‘We'd nip at the opposing forces heels, dodging their boots and fists, not to mention brickbats and clubs.’
- 1.1A critical remark or comment.‘the plaudits were beginning to outnumber the brickbats’
diatribe, invective, polemic, denunciation, rant, broadside, attack, harangue, verbal onslaughtView synonyms
- ‘I'm always happy to hear from readers, whether they're delivering brickbats, bouquets or news tip-offs.’
- ‘As an album, it's slightly better than the kneejerk brickbats would have you believe.’
- ‘His career has suffered and he has received many brickbats and few bouquets.’
- ‘The company will have to do much better than this, if it is to avoid brickbats and lawsuits in the future.’
- ‘It was the subject of appreciation and brickbats; of Letters to the Editor and newspaper cartoons.’
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