critic definition

  • noun:
    • One who types and conveys judgments associated with the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.
    • person who specializes specifically professionally when you look at the analysis and admiration of literary or artistic works: a film critic; a-dance critic.
    • one that can make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.
    • A person who appraises the works of others.
    • an expert in judging artwork.
    • person who criticizes; a person who locates fault.
    • An opponent.
    • One competent in judging for the merits of literary or creative works; a connoisseur; an adept; therefore, a person who examines literary or imaginative works, etc., and passes judgment upon all of them; a reviewer.
    • One who passes a rigorous or captious wisdom; a person who censures or locates fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
    • The art of criticism.
    • An act of criticism; a critique.
    • someone competent in judging of quality in a few certain class of things, particularly in literary or creative works; one that is skilled to discern and distinguish excellences and faults, particularly in literature and art; a person who writes upon the qualities of such works.
    • One who judges captiously or with seriousness; person who censures or finds fault; a carper.
    • The art or technology of critique.
    • An act of criticism; a critique.
    • Synonyms and Judge, censor, connoisseur; censurer.
    • anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of one thing
    • someone who regularly finds fault or makes harsh and unjust judgments
    • somebody who is professionally engaged in the evaluation and explanation of works of art
  • verb:
    • To criticise.
  • adjective:
    • Of or related to critics or criticism; vital.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To criticise; to try out the critic.
  • others:
    • Of or pertaining to critics or criticism.
    • To criticize; play the critic.

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