What does critic mean?

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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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    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. John Kasich:

    I wouldn’t label myself a critic of Donald Trump, when he does something that I like, I say it’s good. And when he does something that I don’t like, that I think is inappropriate, I say that it’s bad.

  2. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A "critic" is a man who creates nothing ...

  3. Matthew Trevithick:

    I stop. My heart's racing. My inner critic is louder than ever -- great, Matt, now you're about to reap what you've sown.

  4. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich von Schlegel:

    A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.

  5. Robert Mitchum:

    I never take any notice of reviews-unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about my lizard eyes and anteater nose and the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now.

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