critic

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkrɪtɪk/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkrɪtɪk/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kritik)


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critic - critical
‘critic’
Critic /^krɪtɪk/ is a noun. A critic is a person who writes reviews and gives opinions in newspapers or on television about books, films, music, or art.
What did the New York critics have to say about the production?
Most critics gave the play a good review.
‘critical’
Critical is an adjective with several meanings.
A critical approach to something involves examining and judging it carefully. When critical has this meaning, you use it only in front of a noun.
I was planning a serious critical study of Shakespeare.
If you are critical of someone or something, you show that you disapprove of them. When critical has this meaning, it can be used in front of a noun or after a linking verb.
She apologized for her critical remarks.
His report is highly critical of the judge.
If a person is critical or in a critical condition, they are seriously ill.
Ten of the victims are said to be in a critical condition in hospital.
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