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ˈkrɪt ɪkcrit·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. critic(noun)

    a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

  2. critic(noun)

    anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

  3. critic(noun)

    someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

Wiktionary

  1. critic(Noun)

    A person who appraises the works of others.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  2. critic(Noun)

    A specialist in judging works of art.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  3. critic(Noun)

    One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  4. critic(Noun)

    An opponent.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Critic(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

  2. Critic(noun)

    one who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

  3. Critic(noun)

    the art of criticism

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

  4. Critic(noun)

    an act of criticism; a critique

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

  5. Critic(adj)

    of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

  6. Critic(verb)

    to criticise; to play the critic

    Etymology: [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko`s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri`nein to judge, discern. See Certain, and cf. Critique.]

Freebase

  1. Critic

    A critic is a professional who is communicating their opinions and assessments of various forms of creative work such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture and food. Critical judgments, whether derived of critical thinking or not, may be positive, negative, or balanced, weighing a combination of factors both for and against. Formally, the word is applied to persons who are publicly accepted and to a significant degree followed because of the quality of their assessments or their reputation. Unlike other individuals who may editorialize on subjects via Web sites or letters written to publications, professional critics are paid to produce their opinions for print, radio, magazine, television, or Internet companies. Persons who give opinions on current events, public affairs, sports, media, and historical events are often referred to as "pundits" instead of "critics." Critics are themselves subject to competing critics, since critical judgments always entail some degree of subjectivity. An established critic can play a powerful role as a public arbiter of taste or opinion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Critic

    krit′ik, n. one skilled in estimating the quality of literary or artistic work: a professional reviewer: one skilled in textual or biblical criticism, literature, the fine arts, &c.: a fault-finder.—adj. Crit′ical, relating to criticism: discriminating: captious: decisive.—adv. Crit′ically.—ns. Crit′icalness, Critical′ity; Crit′icaster, Crit′ickin, a petty critic.—adj. Criticīs′able.—v.t. Crit′icise, to pass judgment on: to censure.—ns. Crit′icism, the art of judging, esp. in literature or the fine arts: a critical judgment or observation; Critique (kri-tēk′), a critical examination of any production: a review.—Critical angle, the least angle of incidence at which a ray is totally reflected; Critical philosophy, that of Kant as based on a critical examination of the faculty of knowledge; Critical point, that temperature below which a substance may, and above which it cannot, be liquefied by pressure alone.—Higher or Historical criticism, as distinguished from Textual or Verbal criticism, the inquiry into the composition, date, and authenticity of the books of Scripture, from historical and literary considerations. [Gr. kritikoskrinein, to judge.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CRITIC

    A wet blanket that soaks everything it touches.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'critic' in Nouns Frequency: #1152

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of critic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of critic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of critic in a Sentence

  1. Rudy Giuliani:

    What I am saying, is in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things I used to hear Ronald Reagan say, the things I used to hear Bill Clinton say about how much he loves America, i do hear him criticize America much more often than other American presidents. And when it’s not in the context of an overwhelming number of statements about the exceptionalism of America, it sounds like he is more of a critic than he is a supporter.

  2. Richard Pryor:

    I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.

  4. Jean Sibelius:

    Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic

  5. Brian Quintana:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

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