hypercriticism


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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.

hypercriticism

the practice of unreasonable or unjustly severe criticism; faultfinding. — hypercritic, n., adj. — hypercritical, adj.
See also: Criticism
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Commitment to paradigms also frequently leads to intolerance, fruitless polemic, and hypercriticism.
While unhistorical atmosphere can become intermittently available to historical knowledge, historical readings that preclude the temporal abridgements of the unhistorical fall victim to the interrelated maladies of monumentalism, antiquarianism, and hypercriticism.
Lamb evidently bought Noble's tale, grumbling in 1822 that Defoe "left out the best part of [Roxana] in subsequent Editions from a foolish hypercriticism of his friend, Southerne.