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Princeton's WordNet

  1. review, critique, critical review, review articlenoun

    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

  2. criticism, critiqueverb

    a serious examination and judgment of something

    "constructive criticism is always appreciated"

  3. review, critiqueverb

    appraise critically

    "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"


  1. critiquenoun

    Essay in which another piece of work is criticised, reviewed, etc.

  2. critiqueverb

    To review something.

    I want you to critique this new idea of mine.

  3. Etymology: From critique, from critica, feminine of criticus; see critic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Critiquenoun

    the art of criticism

  2. Critiquenoun

    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."

  3. Critiquenoun

    a critic; one who criticises

  4. Critique

    to criticise or pass judgment upon

  5. Etymology: [F. critique, f., fr. Gr. kritikh` (sc. te`chnh) the critical art, from kritiko`s. See Critic.]


  1. Critique

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of critique in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of critique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of critique in a Sentence

  1. Cat Ellington:

    I am an author of the analytical critique. And because of that, a ton of research is done by me in order to bring an examination into comprehensive being.

  2. Dov Hikind:

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has blocked me on Twitter yesterday ,apparently because my critique of her tweets and policies have been too stinging.

  3. Martha Nussbaum:

    The most fertile idea of the Stoics, in my view, is their analysis of emotions as containing evaluative thoughts about what is most important for one’s well-being. That view I find basically correct, though in need of a lot of further work. Their normative analysis of the emotions seems wrong to me, namely that we should get rid of them all, but they are pretty on target in their critique of anger.

  4. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I think it's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you, you had your shot, you were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bush's set up -- of not critiquing the president who comes after you -- is a good tradition.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    Those decisions are not always popular. Those decisions generally are not poll-tested, and even some in my own party, including my current vice president, had the same critique.

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