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crit·i·cal

 (krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Judging severely and finding fault: a writer who is very critical of the government's foreign policy.
2.
a. Relating to or characterized by criticism; reflecting careful analysis and judgment: a critical appreciation of the filmmaker's work.
b. Of, relating to, or characteristic of critics: a play that received great critical acclaim.
c. Including scholarly commentary and interpretation: a critical edition of Poe's stories.
3.
a. Forming or having the nature of a turning point; crucial or decisive: a critical point in the campaign. See Synonyms at decisive.
b. Medicine Being or relating to a grave physical condition, especially of a patient.
c. Being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency: a critical shortage of food.
4. Extremely important or essential: a critical element of the plan; a second income that is critical to the family's well-being. See Synonyms at indispensable.
5. Mathematics Of or relating to a point at which a curve has a horizontal tangent line, as at a maximum or minimum.
6. Chemistry & Physics Of or relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a quality, property, or state occurs: A critical temperature of water is 100°C, its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure.
7. Physics Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction: The reactor has gone critical.

crit′i·cal·ly adv.
crit′i·cal·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.critically - in a critical manner; "this must be examined critically"
uncritically - in an uncritical manner; "he accepted her decisions uncritically"
Translations
بِصورَة إنْتِقادِيَّه، بِصورَة حَرِجَـه
kriticky
kritisk
kritikusanválságos állapotban
á gagnrÿninn hátt
kriticky
kritično
ağırciddîeleştirici bir şekilde

critically

[ˈkrɪtɪkəlɪ] ADV
1. (= crucially) critically importantcrucial
2. (Med) [ill, injured] → gravemente, de gravedad
3. (= seriously) we are running critically low on food suppliesnuestras provisiones de alimentos están quedando reducidas a unos niveles críticos
4. (= disparagingly) [speak, say] → con desaprobación, en tono de crítica
5. (= analytically) [study, examine, watch] → con ojo crítico, críticamente
6. (Cine, Literat, Mus, Theat) the band's critically acclaimed new albumel nuevo disco del grupo, aclamado por la crítica
his first two books were critically acclaimedsus dos primeros libros tuvieron muy buena acogida por parte de la crítica

critically

[ˈkrɪtɪkli] adv
(= crucially) to be critically important → être d'une importance capitale, être d'une importance cruciale
(= with disapproval) [speak] → sévèrement
(= analytically) [examine] → d'un œil critique; [think] → en critique
(by reviewers) critically acclaimed → acclamé(e) par la critique
(= acutely) [ill, injured, wounded] → gravement
critically ill → gravement malade
a critically endangered species → une espèce en danger d'extinctioncritical mass n
(PHYSICS)masse f critique
(fig)masse f critique, seuil m critique
to reach critical mass → atteindre la masse critique

critically

adv
(= finding fault)kritisch
illschwer
(= crucially) to be critically importantvon entscheidender Bedeutung sein
(Art, Liter etc) critically acclaimedin den Kritiken gelobt

critically

[ˈkrɪtɪklɪ] advcriticamente
to be critically ill → versare in gravi condizioni, essere gravemente malato/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
References in classic literature ?
After he had amused himself thus for some time, he rose on one elbow and began to look at me, cautiously, then critically, blinking his eyes in the light.
She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
You'd make a healthy-lookin' figger in a group," responded Kearney, critically regarding an enormous patch in Mattingly's trousers.
Dost thou then so much as dare to critically think of me?
He nodded to Jurgis, and then, as the keeper closed the door upon him, began gazing critically about him.
One of the parties, however, when critically examined, did not seem, strictly speaking, to come under the species.
The gentleman inspected us critically, then said sharply to the peasants:
Injun Joe took the pick, looked it over critically, shook his head, muttered something to himself, and then began to use it.
Her lips might have been critically considered as too thin, if they had not been accustomed to make the best of their defects by means of a pleading and persuasive smile.
Smallest foot of the lot," he said critically, holding Jane's foot between his finger and thumb as if it were an art treasure which he had been invited to examine.
Except a spider, which came out of a crack in the ceiling and examined the knots critically, from a safe distance.
To speak critically, indeed, the latter rather carried the thing to excess, and seemed to make it a point to wallow in the miriest part of the sty, and otherwise to outdo the original swine in their own natural vocation.