overcritical


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o·ver·crit·i·cal

 (ō′vər-krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
Inclined to judge too severely; hypercritical.

o′ver·crit′i·cal·ly adv.
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overcritical

(ˌəʊvəˈkrɪtɪkəl)
adj
excessively critical or disapproving
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Adj.1.overcritical - 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"
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overcritical

adjective
Inclined to judge too severely:
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Translations

overcritical

[ˌəʊvəˈkrɪtɪkəl] ADJhipercrítico
let's not be overcriticalseamos justos en nuestra crítica
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