HyperDic: critic

English > 3 senses of the word critic:
NOUNperson critica person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
person criticanyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
person criticsomeone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
critic > pronunciation
Soundskrih'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > critic: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art.
InstancesGranville-Barker, Harley Granville-BarkerEnglish actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Tate, Allen Tate, John Orley Allen TateUnited States poet and critic (1899-1979)
Narrowerart criticA critic of paintings
drama critic, theater criticA critic of theatrical performances
literary criticA critic of literature
music criticA critic of musical performances
newspaper criticA critic who writes a column for the newspapers
Broaderprofessional, professional personA person engaged in one of the learned professions
Spanishcrítico
Catalancrític
Adjectivescriticalof or involving or characteristic of critics / critics or criticism / criticism
Verbscriticizefind fault with
criticizeact as a critic / critic
English > critic: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAnyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something.
Narrowerappraiser, authenticatorOne who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity
graderA judge who assigns grades / grades to something
panelist, panellistA member of a panel
reviewer, referee, readersomeone who reads manuscripts and judges / judges their suitability for publication
taster, taste tester, taste-tester, samplersomeone who samples food or drink for its quality
Broaderevaluator, judgeAn authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
Spanishcrítico
Catalancrític
Adjectivescriticalcharacterized by careful evaluation and judgment
criticalof or involving or characteristic of critics / critics or criticism / criticism
Verbscriticizefind fault with
criticizeact as a critic / critic
English > critic: 3 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments.
Narrowercarper, nigglersomeone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
nitpickersomeone who makes small and unjustified criticisms
roasterA harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishcrítico, criticón
Adjectivescriticalmarked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
criticalof or involving or characteristic of critics / critics or criticism / criticism
Verbscriticizefind fault with
criticizeact as a critic / critic

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