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crit·ic

 (krĭt′ĭk)
n.
1. A person who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.
2. A person who analyzes, evaluates, and reports on creative works, especially as a profession: a film critic; a food critic.
3. A person who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.

[Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos, able to discern, from kritēs, judge, from krīnein, to separate, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

critic

(ˈkrɪtɪk)
n
1. a person who judges something
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc
3. a person who often finds fault and criticizes
[C16: from Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos capable of judging, from kritēs judge; see criterion]

crit•ic

(ˈkrɪt ɪk)

n.
1. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes.
2. a person who evaluates, analyzes, or judges literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, etc., as for a newspaper.
3. a person who tends too readily to find fault or make harsh judgments; faultfinder.
4. Archaic.
[1575–85; < Latin criticus < Greek kritikós skilled in judging (adj.), critic (n.) =krit(ēs) judge, umpire (kri(nein) to separate, decide + -tēs agent suffix) + -ikos -ic]

critic

critical
1. 'critic'

Critic /'krɪtɪk/ is a noun. A critic is a person who writes reviews and gives opinions in newspapers or on television about books, films, music, or art.

What did the New York critics have to say about the production?
Most critics gave the play a good review.
2. 'critical'

Critical is an adjective with several meanings.

A critical approach to something involves examining and judging it carefully. When critical has this meaning, you use it only in front of a noun.

I was planning a serious critical study of Shakespeare.

If you are critical of someone or something, you show that you disapprove of them. When critical has this meaning, it can be used in front of a noun or after a linking verb.

She apologized for her critical remarks.
His report is highly critical of the judge.

If a person is critical or in a critical condition, they are seriously ill.

Ten of the victims are said to be in a critical condition in hospital.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.critic - a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of artcritic - a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
art critic - a critic of paintings
drama critic, theater critic - a critic of theatrical performances
literary critic - a critic of literature
music critic - a critic of musical performances
newspaper critic - a critic who writes a column for the newspapers
professional, professional person - a person engaged in one of the learned professions
2.critic - anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
authenticator, appraiser - one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
evaluator, judge - an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
grader - a judge who assigns grades to something
panelist, panellist - a member of a panel
reviewer, referee, reader - someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication
taste tester, taster, taste-tester, sampler - someone who samples food or drink for its quality
3.critic - someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
carper, niggler - someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
nitpicker - someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms
roaster - a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment); "the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"

critic

noun
1. judge, authority, expert, analyst, commentator, pundit, reviewer, connoisseur, arbiter, expositor The New York critics had praised her performance.
2. fault-finder, attacker, censor, censurer, detractor, knocker (informal) He became a fierce critic of the tobacco industry.
Quotations
"It's not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or where the doer of great deeds could have done them better" [Theodore Roosevelt]
"The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it" [D.H. Lawrence]
"A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car" [Kenneth Tynan]
"critic: a person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]
"A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste" [Whitney Balliet Dinosaurs in the Morning]

critic

noun
1. A person who evaluates and reports on the worth of something:
2. A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully:
Translations
نَاقِدناقِدناقِد، مُتَصيِّد للأخطـاء
kritik
kritikeranmelder
arvustaja
kriitikkovastaväittäjävastustajaarvostelija
kritičar
műbíráló
kritik
gagnrÿnandi
批評家
비평가
kritikakritikaskritiniskritiškaikritiškai nusistatęs
kritiķis
krytykkrytyczka
kritikkritikaocenjevalec
kritiker
นักวิจารณ์
eleştirmentenkitçi birisi
nhà phê bình

critic

[ˈkrɪtɪk] N (= reviewer) → crítico/a m/f; (= faultfinder) → criticón/ona m/f

critic

[ˈkrɪtɪk] n
[system, policy] → critique mf
(= reviewer) → critique mf
art critic → critique mf d'art
film critic → critique mf de cinéma

critic

nKritiker(in) m(f); literary criticLiteraturkritiker(in) m(f); he’s a terrible critic (= very critical)er ist schrecklich kritisch; he’s his own worst criticer kritisiert sich selbst am meisten, er ist sein schlimmster Kritiker; she is a strong/constant critic of the governmentsie kritisiert die Regierung heftig/ständig or heftig/ständig an der Regierung

critic

[ˈkrɪtɪk] ncritico/a

critic

(ˈkritik) noun
1. a person who judges or comments on books, art etc. He is the book critic for the local newspaper.
2. a person who finds fault. His critics would say that he is unsuitable for the job.
ˈcritical adjective
1. judging and analysing. He has written several critical works on Shakespeare.
2. fault-finding. He tends to be critical of his children.
3. of, at or having the nature of, a crisis; very serious. a critical shortage of food; After the accident, his condition was critical.
ˈcritically adverb
ˈcriticize, ˈcriticise (-saiz) verb
1. to find fault (with). He's always criticizing her.
2. to give an opinion of or judgement on a book etc.
ˈcriticism noun

critic

نَاقِد kritik kritiker Kritiker κριτικός crítico kriitikko critique kritičar critico 批評家 비평가 criticus anmelder krytyk crítico критик kritiker นักวิจารณ์ eleştirmen nhà phê bình 批评家
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Only think of your falling asleep at what I hoped the newspaper critics would pronounce a most brilliant, powerful, imaginative, pathetic, and original winding up
If, then, to meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, I shall hereafter ascribe high qualities, though dark; weave round them tragic graces; if even the most mournful, perchance the most abased, among them all, shall at times lift himself to the exalted mounts; if I shall touch that workman's arm with some ethereal light; if I shall spread a rainbow over his disastrous set of sun; then against all mortal critics bear me out in it, thou just spirit of equality, which hast spread one royal mantle of humanity over all my kind
Many critics consider this leather too cold in tone; but I consider this its highest merit, since it was evidently made so to emphasize by contrast the impassioned fervor of the hasp.
The immortal sculptors, painters, and poets have always done exactly what their critics forbade them to do.
Even the common people, the severest critics of the conduct of their betters, had commiseration with the follies of Prior Aymer.
Hence some critics have been able plausibly to pretend to take the book as a satire on Socialism.
He seemed terribly disappointed at that, and confided to me that all the dramatic critics were in a conspiracy against him, and that they were every one of them to be bought.
Among the lesser criticisms which have been exercised on the Constitution, it has been remarked that the validity of engagements ought to have been asserted in favor of the United States, as well as against them; and in the spirit which usually characterizes little critics, the omission has been transformed and magnified into a plot against the national rights.
If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, firstly, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in Spaceland, whose appreciation has, with unexpected celerity, required a second edition of his work; secondly, to apologize for certain errors and misprints (for which, however, he is not entirely responsible); and, thirdly, to explain one or two misconceptions.
For whereas there have hitherto been good poets, each in his own branch, the critics now expect one man to surpass all others in their several lines of excellence.
A deep simplicity touching many hidden springs, a profound regard for the noble uses of leisure, things which modern critics of life have taught us to despise -- these are the technique and the composition and colour of all their work.
The idea that they are is due to our "realistic" journalists and critics of that day, always on the look out for Kostanzhoglos and Uncle Pyotr Ivanitchs and foolishly accepting them as our ideal; they have slandered our romantics, taking them for the same transcendental sort as in Germany or France.