What does critic mean?

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ˈkrɪt ɪkcrit·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criticnoun

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

  2. criticnoun

    anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

  3. criticnoun

    someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

Wiktionary

  1. criticnoun

    A person who appraises the works of others.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  2. criticnoun

    A specialist in judging works of art.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  3. criticnoun

    One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

  4. criticnoun

    An opponent.

    Etymology: From criticus, from κριτικός, from κρίνω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Criticnoun

    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. Criticnoun

    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. Criticnoun

    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. Criticnoun

    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. Criticadjective

    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. Criticverb

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

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    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. Walter Bagehot:

    A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.

  2. Rudy Giuliani:

    You can be a patriotic American and be a critic, but then you're not expressing that kind of love that we're used to from a president.

  3. Wilson Mizner:

    A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.

  4. Marc Leishman:

    I would've been this place's harshest critic just because I love that other place at Las Colinas, but I got here and looked out past the clubhouse and thought, 'This is going to be really good.'.

  5. Teddy Roosevelt:

    It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

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