Definitions for Criticˈkrɪt ɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes.
a person who evaluates, analyzes, or judges literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, etc., as for a newspaper.
a person who tends too readily to find fault or make harsh judgments; faultfinder.
Ref: criticism .; critique .
Origin of critic:
1575–85; < L criticus < Gk kritikós skilled in judging (adj.), critic (n.) =krit(ēs) judge, umpire (kri(nein) to separate, decide +-tēs agent suffix) +-ikos -ic
a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who judges film, literature, arts, etc.
Critics loved her new book.
sb who makes a negative judgment
critics of the administration
A person who appraises the works of others.
A specialist in judging works of art.
One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
Origin: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.
one skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes judgment upon them; a reviewer
one who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper
the art of criticism
an act of criticism; a critique
of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical
to criticise; to play the critic
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A wet blanket that soaks everything it touches.
Translations for Critic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who judges or comments on books, art etc
He is the book critic for the local newspaper.
- resensent, kritikusAfrikaans
- críticoPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Kritiker(in)German
- anmelder; kritikerDanish
- आलोचक, समीक्षकHindi
- kritiker, (bok)anmelderNorwegian
- kritiker, recensentSwedish
- 評論家Chinese (Trad.)
- نقاد، تنقيد نگارUrdu
- nhà phê bìnhVietnamese
- 评论家，批评家Chinese (Simp.)
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