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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 ?
He stood by her side while they waited for her carriage, and looked at her critically.
He leaned back and critically regarded the person of a girl with a straw-colored wig who upon the stage was flinging her heels in somewhat awkward imitation of a well-known danseuse.
She held up her hands, strong, shapely hands, and surveyed them critically, drawing up her fawn sleeves above the wrists.
Dost thou then so much as dare to critically think of me?
A regiment of the Old Guard, reviewed on a summer's day in the Champs Elysees, could not have made a more critically correct appearance.
He seated himself at the table and looked critically at the different dishes left on it.
You'd make a healthy-lookin' figger in a group," responded Kearney, critically regarding an enormous patch in Mattingly's trousers.
Only one thing was new, a head and shoulders of Philip which Lawson had painted at the end of the preceding summer; it hung over the chimney-piece; Mildred looked at it critically.
Each combatant took a knife, examined it critically near the candle and tested the strength of blade and handle across his lifted knee.
Little as I knew critically of Art, I could see that Miserrimus Dexter knew still less of the rules of drawing, color, and composition.
Except a spider, which came out of a crack in the ceiling and examined the knots critically, from a safe distance.
How this miracle of fire and ice was to be created, and to sustain itself in a harsh world, he had never taken the time to think out; but he was content to hold his view without analysing it, since he knew it was that of all the carefully-brushed, white-waistcoated, button- hole-flowered gentlemen who succeeded each other in the club box, exchanged friendly greetings with him, and turned their opera-glasses critically on the circle of ladies who were the product of the system.