Critical synonyms

krĭt'ĭ-kəl
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Relating to the assignment of value to a person, thing, or event.
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Not using critical standards or methods, as in evaluation.
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.
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The definition of crucial is something that is essential or vitally important.
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Tending to carp, or find fault; captious
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Crucial
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The definition of censorious is harshly critical.
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(Medicine) Relating to a period of physiological change during middle age; especially, menopausal. [from 18th c.]
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Believing or showing the belief that people are motivated chiefly by base or selfish concerns; skeptical of the motives of others:
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Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
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The definition of decisive is having the ability to make decisions or something that determines what comes next.
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Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
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Marked by or showing prejudice; discriminatory.
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Characterized by accurate measurements or inferences with small margins of error; not approximate:
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The definition of exacting is making excessive demands, or requiring great patience and effort.
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Showing or acting with careful attention to detail:
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Too particular or exacting; overly dainty or fastidious; fussy
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Anxious or particular about petty details.
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(Chiefly of a person) Inclined to pass judgment, critical.
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The definition of pivotal is something which is central, vital or very important.
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Dangerously lacking in security or stability:
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(Of a person) Having the personality trait of expressing sarcasm.
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Being of such import as to cause anxiety:
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Having or expressing a meaning:
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Highly important to an intended objective:
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(Archaic) Resembling Zoilus or Zoilos (c. 400 BC-320 BC), Ancient Greek grammarian notorious for unfairly harsh criticism.
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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The definition of trivial is insignificant, or of no importance.
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Too critical; too severe in judgment; hard to please
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(A) finding fault; calling attention to defects
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The definition of captious is a statement made for the purpose of creating an argument, or fond of finding the mistakes of others.
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A point at which the derivative of a function is zero, infinite, or undefined.
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That cannot be omitted; absolutely necessary or required
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Used or done on a living cell or tissue:
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Relating to the making of commentaries.
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Of or pertaining to discourse or reasoning
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Resembling or pertaining to dissertations.
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Of or relating to euhemerism
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Containing a glossary.
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Alternative spelling of judgmental.
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Of or pertaining to a monograph
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Of or relating to a scholiast
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Tending to detract or diminish.
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Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
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Tending to make someone feel small; scornful in a mortifying way.
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Requiring much effort or attention:
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Of, relating to, or characterized by satire.
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(A) making overnice or petty distinctions; quibbling
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Expressing or containing reproach; upbraiding; opprobrious; abusive.
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Fierce or impetuous; violent:
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Wounding the feelings; sarcastic
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The definition of perilous is a dangerous situation, or something fraught with danger and risk.
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Risky, dangerous, with the nature of a hazard.
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Determining or able to determine an outcome:
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Inclined to adverse criticism
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Attractive or good-looking; that makes one look good.
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Serving or intended to explain:
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Having, applying, or showing sound judgment; wise and careful
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(Judaism) Designating or of a person who adheres strictly to traditional religious practices
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Having an acute angle:
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Expressing or conferring praise:
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The definition of complimentary is something that is free or included in a larger cost.
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Excessively critical.
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Having or showing good judgment or understanding; astute
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Nearly hopeless; critical:
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Inclined to judge too severely
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The definition of careful is someone or something that works or thinks in a cautious, thorough or thoughtful way.
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The relative darkness or lightness of a color. Value measures where a color falls on an achromatic scale from white to black.
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Giving safety; reducing danger or harm
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Able to perceive quickly and easily; having keen insight or intuition; penetrating
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Keen; penetrating; incisive
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Capable of observing and judging
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Excessively meticulous; fussy.
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Dangerous, involving risks.
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Capable of observing and judging
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Synonym Study

  • Carping suggests peevishness, perversity, or censoriousness in seeking out faults See also syn. study at acute.
  • Caviling stresses the raising of quibbling objections on the most trivial points a caviling grammarian
  • Captious suggests a characteristic tendency to find fault with, or argue about, even the pettiest details a captious critic
  • Faultfinding implies a habitual or unreasonable emphasis on faults or defects
  • Critical may imply an attempt at objective judging so as to determine both merits and faults a critical review, but it often (and hypercritical , always) connotes emphasis on the faults or shortcomings
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