Definitions for Critiquekrɪˈtik
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cri•tiquekrɪˈtik(n.; v.)-tiqued, -ti•quing.
(n.)an article or essay evaluating a literary or other work; review.
a criticism or critical comment on some subject, problem, etc.
(v.t.)to review or analyze critically.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of critique:
1695–1705; < F < Gk kritikḗ the art of criticism
review, critique, critical review, review article(noun)
an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
a serious examination and judgment of something
"constructive criticism is always appreciated"
"She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a written study commenting on the good and bad points of sth
to critique sb's work
Essay in which another piece of work is criticised, reviewed, etc.
To review something.
I want you to critique this new idea of mine.
Origin: From critique, from critica, feminine of criticus; see critic.
the art of criticism
a critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason."
a critic; one who criticises
to criticise or pass judgment upon
Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt. The contemporary sense of critique has been largely influenced by the Enlightenment critique of prejudice and authority, which championed the emancipation and autonomy from religious and political authorities. Critique is an accepted format of written and oral debate. Some authors draw a distinction between critique and criticism. The distinction is not made in French, German, or Italian, where the two words both translate as critique, Kritik, and critica, respectively. According to philosopher Gianni Vattimo, criticism is used more frequently to denote literary criticism or art criticism, that is the interpretation and evaluation of literature and art; while critique may be used in the English language to refer to more general and profound writing as Kant's Critique of pure reason. Another proposed distinction is that critique is never personalized nor ad hominem, but is instead the analyses of the structure of the thought in the content of the item critiqued. This analysis then offers by way of the critique method either a rebuttal or a suggestion of further expansion upon the problems presented by the topic of that specific written or oral argumentation. Even authors that believe there might be a distinction, say that there is some ambiguity that is still unresolved.
Translations for Critique
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
judging and analysing
He has written several critical works on Shakespeare.
- kritiek, kritiesAfrikaans
- نَقْدي، إنتِقادي، تَحْليليArabic
- críticoPortuguese (BR)
- bíráló; kritikaiHungarian
- sem felurí sér gagnrÿniIcelandic
- eleştirici, eleştirelTurkish
- 評論性的Chinese (Trad.)
- phê phánVietnamese
- 评论性的Chinese (Simp.)
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