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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.
I take the official oath today with no mental reservations, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules.
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?
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.
Passet, who received a doctoral degree in library science herself, reviewed Foster's files and turned up some fascinating, and sometimes unflattering, comments by her peers: she comes off as someone who didn't wear her scholarship lightly, was micromanaging, hypercritical, and not a team player.
Don't you see the honest chaos of the daily papers, the people who have unflinchingly looked one god or another in the face, the demythifying skeptics who passionately produce new myths, the hypercritical academic descendants of the prophets?
I admit, too, I am going to have to be careful not to be too hypercritical here.
Moreover, the New York intellectuals had the learning, originality, and wit to make this hypercritical stance credible, and an urgency in their manner that persuaded readers something important was at stake.
You will inevitably encounter fellow interns who leave you with a lot of work as they check out to you; a few callous, hypercritical residents whom you can never seem to please, and overworked attendings who just want to get rounds over with and are not interested in hearing you present.
Although if I'm being hypercritical of him, he used the wrong hand as Paul Konchesky's cross flew over his head.
The range of personal and professional behaviors indicating compassion fatigue can include abusing chemicals, spending less time with patients, being late and absent from work, making professional errors, being hypercritical of others, depersonalizing patients, making sarcastic and cynical comments about patients and the organization, and keeping poor records.
It would be hypercritical of me to say that I was enthralled by Kaysers Hill's win in the Springbok final, nevertheless I was also delighted for his owner Ricky Holloway.