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hypercritical

excessively critical: He is hypercritical with his students.
Not to be confused with:
hypocritical – falsely claiming feelings; being deceptive: I do not appreciate your hypocritical praise.

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.
If Jonny had wanted to know about a hypercritical press, he should have researched the English football managerial tenures of Sir Bobby Robson and Graham Taylor.
Without getting defensive, I explained to this hypercritical parent that letting my daughter "run wild" and take some risks was a conscious, educated decision based on anecdotal evidence and a study.
Its clients include those with hypercritical IT systems such as banks (BDO, China Bank), the Supreme Court, and Golden Arches.
A recently published letter was hypercritical of Winston Churchill, however, many readers will be better read about his aims, and his greatest achievements, including saving this country from surrender and invasion by foreign armies.
It concerns me that he's hypercritical and makes you feel rubbish about yourself.
Since first-James arrived he's tremendously situation.''s you'd back score And if we're being hypercritical there are still periods when he's on the periphery of games, though that's becoming less frequent.
For being hypercritical. For doubting your abilities.
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