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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.

British National Corpus

  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. Lujan Grisham:

    It's the National Guard who helps us with those fire seasons, and the notion that this governor played politics with President Trump and that he would play politics with people's lives and properties and home towns -- that would be a productive, we believe, area for us to continue to be a harsh critic and will drive voters to support our campaign as well.

  2. 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.

  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Peering into reality, you see more, you see superfluous. 2. Love will disappear only greedy egoism will remain when people are born only from a test tube, and surrogate mothers. Surrogate love is replaced by lust. Love will die, only greedy lust will remain. 3. Human instincts deprive of honor and give rise to the vices of despair, and this is worse than animals. 4. Life is the nostalgia of happiness which is replaced by the amnesia of eternity. Consciousness turns into undead, merged together with the endless voids of reality. 5. Life - this is the rate of rotting meat, accelerates maturity or infantilism in which a desperate attempt is made to prolong happiness. 1. In reincarnation and the wheel of samsara, you seem to be cloned, split personality. The game starts over and over. You are running in the samsara wheel like a sports treadmill. You're running nowhere. If you could collect all the I you had in previous lives, you would understand your future, that in the future there is only emptiness of illusions. Collect all the experiences of life to collect yourself. But here amnesia intervenes which acts as a humane pain reliever from the past. 2. In the great web of illusions, you find only temporary self-deception. 3. If you gaze for a long time out the window, into the dull landscape, with such a meditation on reality, lyrical romance. You see that this landscape is very beautiful, that eternity is beautiful. That life is very beautiful, and only problems are ugly because they are inadequate. You see beauty in everyday life like an artist. Illusions dissipate like a fog of self-deception and you see the beauty of eternity and understand that you are immortal. 4. Reality is energetic, paradoxical illusions of self-deception, a fog of illusions in the midst of endless emptiness. 5. The pills increase the timing of the absurd, and plunging into amnesia of denial. 6. Abstaining from anger and sex is like popcorn in the oven, thoughts quickly cook. 7. Loneliness will turn you into a dumb genius. 1. Sleep is the core of loneliness. 2. Hatred is a small remnant of love. 3. Religion and culture is like a totem pole extending far under the earth, under the layers of the earth, of different eras of culture and time, going far into the core of philosophy. 4. Unsociability attracts enemies. 5. Without a mask, you will always be alone. 6. The third eye is the telescope of truth. 7. Memory is a Polaroid camera, where touching nostalgia manifests itself from the negative of the film of bad impressions, from the emptiness of nothingness. 8. The karmic web of life is an energetic web of empathy, like a web of socialization, where hypocrisy is like a formal politeness of two-faced indifference. 1. If naive optimism disappears, it will destroy the overwhelming majority of the economic market. If people stop believing and sink into skepticism. The deceitful economics of marketing exists thanks to the naive optimism that tomorrow will be better. 2. Love is phantom nostalgia. 3. Thinking is a neural-gene transformation under the influence of instinctual defects and vices, paradoxes like selfishness and self-deception. What shapes the quantum deformations of the future. 4. You are immersed in an abundance of endless emptiness, where you get more and more confused and this leads you to madness. 5. The paradox is not a faceted, symbolic aphorism of the subconscious. 6. An art critic and a psychologist are very similar to each other, both of them are looking for insanity in abstraction, a grain of logic. 7. Kazakh woman is a hot deity, she is the sexiest notes of desire. 8. An aphorism is a neuro-argument. Science psychology culture and philosophy must have neuro-evidence. 1. Truth is possessed by conscience, intuition speaks with the voice of conscience. 2. All this leads to degrading franchises Money drives all forms of art, politicized science to a creative crisis. People are in a hurry and this leads to the degradation of art, science and modern culture. All this leads to degrading franchises. What picture would you like to see, a picture that you did in a day or that you wrote most of your life, for a film that was made in half a year, or in ten years, for a song that was recorded in a couple of days or that you wrote for seventeen years. You would be looking at something that you created in a hurry, or at something that is long and hard work, at a carefully thought out idea. For a fragile new home, or for something that is created for centuries. For what is fast food consumption, that is, one-day, or what will become the new meaning of life. 1. In a cocoon of individualism. In an authentic bunker of skepticism, nihilism, apolitical non-conformism. Protecting himself from the radiation of mass hysteria and the herd instinct of the matrix system. 2. Cynicism has an energetic vampirism of banality. 3. From a karmic lesson to childhood trauma, from childhood trauma to whim, from caprice to stupidity, from stupidity to selfishness, from selfishness to dogma. 4. Selfishness returns the logic of modern, indigenous culture, patriotic science, to the animal sources of survival. Billions of people each think about themselves, people will die of selfishness. 5. Business is a two-faced, hypocritical diplomacy of self-interest. 6. Psychology is a ludicrous attempt to rein in an unstable psyche with reins. Psychology thinks very stereotypically. 1. Socialization of instincts is the bionics of nature's pragmatism. Art Nouveau of the universe of thinking. 2. A woman in a relationship subconsciously continues to play with childish voodoo dolls manipulating with the help of guilt. 1. In the arms of souls you will know the truth of love, the energetic awareness of nostalgia. 2. Without feeling pain and numbness, there is no more painful feeling than numbness. Like a ghostly undead, not feeling the taste of life, but to know its sweet meaning. 3. Alone you are a particle of eternity, you hear the whisper of awareness - this is the whisper of reality. 4. Neurobiology Philosophy, culture, science, and psychology are often unrelated to neuroscience. Therefore, many theories are fantasy. Through neurobiology, you can learn the anatomy and chemistry of an evolving philosophy. Since thinking is a synthesis of neuro-chemical processes of the instincts of egoism at a subconscious level. 5. Hot Kazakh woman You are my hot attraction, I do not control myself at all. I want to cling to you with my love like a leech. Looking at you, I believe in love again. Without you, only depression of emptiness. 6. Optimism is the enamel of trust. 7. Fear is caffeine. 8. Truth under anesthesia, hypnotic serum of truth, under a layer of surrealism of self-deception. 1. Having deciphered the code of your thinking or humanity, you can predict the future. 2. Egoism is the manipulation of human infantile selfishness, egoism leads humanity to the animal primitivism of instincts and vices in literally everything. Hypocrisy is what remains of a person, a pitiful acting parody of a person. The more a person is afraid, the more selfishness in him. 3. O sweet nectar of insight. You squeeze my heart and give healing. The sweet juice of awareness. The philosophical symbolism of paradoxes gives knowledge about life, the surrealism puzzle of reality, deciphering which gives the nectar of insight. 4. Geo-mentality of egoism, local mentality that crumbles into smaller areas of mentality, hypocritical adherents, turns everything into crumbs of pettiness. 5. Loneliness is a narcissistic sociopathy of infantility in which you feel a complete mental disconnection from the genitals, a complete sense of humility that deprives you of any kind of fear. 6. Philosophy is the prelude to death. 7. Loneliness as autism of insensibility, like a ghost in the middle of eternity, in the middle of the reality of nothingness. 8. Heart in the box of the past, soul out of time, mind in the future. 9. Science, psychology, philosophy is the decoding of egoism. 10. Awareness is laughing gas. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Cat Ellington:

    I am indeed my most unmerciful critic.

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