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Another word for critical

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Adjective
  1. Inclined to judge too severely

    See also:

    praise

  2. Characterized by careful and exact evaluation

    See also:

    value

    careful

  3. So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis

    See also:

    safety

Another word for critical

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