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critic

one who censures; a person who reviews literary, artistic, or musical works, etc.: The critic gave a rave review of the play.
Not to be confused with:
critique – a critical essay or analysis; an instance of formal criticism: The critique was devastating.
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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"
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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]
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

critic

noun
1. A person who evaluates and reports on the worth of something:
2. A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

critic

[ˈkrɪtɪk] n
[system, policy] → critique mf
(= reviewer) → critique mf
art critic → critique mf d'art
film critic → critique mf de cinéma
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

critic

[ˈkrɪtɪk] ncritico/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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