hypercritical


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hy·per·crit·i·cal

 (hī′pər-krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Excessively critical; captious.

hy′per·crit′i·cal·ly adv.
hy′per·crit′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.

hypercritical

(ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl)
adj
excessively or severely critical; carping; captious
ˌhyperˈcritic n
ˌhyperˈcritically adv
ˌhyperˈcritiˌcism n

hy•per•crit•i•cal

(ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl)

adj.
excessively or harshly critical; overcritical; carping.
[1595–1605]
hy`per•crit′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypercritical - inclined to judge too severely; "hypercritical of colloquial speech"; "the overcritical teacher can discourage originality"
critical - marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"

hypercritical

adjective fault-finding, carping, fussy, niggling, censorious, finicky, cavilling, pernickety (informal), captious, overcritical, hairsplitting, overscrupulous, overexacting women who are hypercritical of their bodies

hypercritical

adjective
Inclined to judge too severely:
Translations

hypercritical

[ˈhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl] ADJhipercrítico, ultracrítico

hypercritical

[ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkl] adjipercritico/a
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But only for a minute -- only while he could button the flower inside his jacket, next his heart -- or next his stomach, possibly, for he was not much posted in anatomy, and not hypercritical, any- way.
But to you, O hypercritical reader, resolute to believe no item of this weird adventure, what need to tell how the mutton was placed on the spit, and slowly unroasted--how the potatoes were wrapped in their skins, and handed over to the gardener to be buried--how, when the mutton had at length attained to rawness, the fire, which had gradually changed from red-heat to a mere blaze, died down so suddenly that the cook had only just time to catch its last flicker on the end of a match--or how the maid, having taken the mutton off the spit, carried it (backwards, of course) out of the house, to meet the butcher, who was coming (also backwards) down the road?
I take the official oath today with no mental reservations, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules.
Pedantic and hypercritical, meddlesome and fault-finding, he was a terror to the clerks under him, whom he worried in their work, enforcing the rules rigorously, and arriving himself with such terrible punctuality that not one of them dared to be a moment late.
It's perhaps no wonder that you begin to be hypercritical about your body.
Can leaders and managers afford to be negative, hypercritical and cynical anymore, asks Kate Kearns?
Jones admitted: "We probably should have (won), the pressure we put ourselves under in those exits in the first half is something if you're being hypercritical.
By then, nearly 20 percent of the data in the global data sphere will be critical to our daily lives and nearly 10 percent of that will be hypercritical.
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Mick's got three rounds in each fight he's had and he's won all three with a stoppage so you can't fault him really unless you want to be hypercritical but he hasn't really been able to show his class or his skill," said Macklin.
Sports-mad Chollie has the outgoing Miranda; class-clown Sam has Erica; and hypercritical student body president Duke has seventh-grader Sharon.
As concerns of water scarcity intensify across the globe, the Middle East is being prudent in dealing with this hypercritical resource.