How to sign criticize in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Make an "X" shape on the palm of your non-dominant hand by moving the index finger of your dominant hand diagonally in one direction and then diagonally in another direction.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of criticize

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for criticize
Extend your index finger straight up, resembling the number one. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for criticize
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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