Critic

  • 1 critic — CRÍTIC, Ă, critici, ce, adj., subst. I. adj. 1. Care apreciază calităţile şi defectele (unor oameni, stări, fapte, opere etc.). Aparat critic = totalitatea notelor lămuritoare, a comentariilor etc., introduse la editarea unui text, cu scopul de a …

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  • 2 Critic — Crit ic (kr[i^]t [i^]k), n. [L. criticus, Gr. kritiko s, a critic; prop., an adj. meaning able to discuss, from kri nein to judge, discern. See {Certain}, and cf. {Critique}.] 1. One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; …

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  • 3 Critic — Crit ic, v. i. [Cf. F. critiquer.] To criticise; to play the critic. [Obs.] Syn: critique. [1913 Webster] Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done. A. Brewer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 Critic — Crit ic, a. Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical. [Obs.] Critic learning. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 critic — (n.) 1580s, one who passes judgment, from M.Fr. critique (14c.), from L. criticus a judge, literary critic, from Gk. kritikos able to make judgments, from krinein to separate, decide (see CRISIS (Cf. crisis)). Meaning one who judges merits of… …

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  • 6 critic — [n1] analyst, interpreter analyzer, annotator, arbiter, authority, caricaturist, cartoonist, commentator, connoisseur, diagnostic, evaluator, expert, expositor, judge, pundit, reviewer, sharpshooter; concept 348 critic [n2] faultfinder, detractor …

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  • 7 critic — [krit′ik] n. [L criticus < Gr kritikos, a critic, orig., critical, able to discern < krinein: see CRISIS] 1. a) a person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values b) such a person whose… …

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  • 8 critic — index malcontent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 CRITIC — Intelligence Report (Governmental » Military) …

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  • 10 critic — ► NOUN 1) a person who expresses an unfavourable opinion of something. 2) a person who reviews literary or artistic works. ORIGIN Greek kritikos, from krit s a judge …

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  • 11 Critic — Not to be confused with Critique. For other uses, see Critic (disambiguation). Critic by Lajos Tihanyi. Oil on canvas, c. 1916. A critic is anyone who expresses a value judgement. Informally, criticism is a common aspect of all human expression… …

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  • 12 critic — crit|ic W3 [ˈkrıtık] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: criticus, from Greek kritikos, from krinein; CRITERION] 1.) someone whose job is to make judgments about the good and bad qualities of art, music, films etc = ↑reviewer… …

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  • 13 critic — Synonyms and related words: advertising writer, aficionado, allegorist, amateur, annalist, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, art critic, author, authoress, authority, belittler, belletrist, bibliographer, bon vivant,… …

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  • 14 critic — noun 1 person who says what is bad/wrong with sth ADJECTIVE ▪ bitter, fierce, harsh, hostile, severe, tough, trenchant (esp. BrE) ▪ She is one of her husband s severest critics …

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  • 15 critic — [[t]krɪ̱tɪk[/t]] ♦♦ critics 1) N COUNT: oft n N A critic is a person who writes about and expresses opinions about things such as books, films, music, or art. Mather was film critic on the Daily Telegraph for many years... The New York critics… …

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  • 16 critic */*/*/ — UK [ˈkrɪtɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms critic : singular critic plural critics 1) someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it Critics say the plan is short sighted and dangerous. critic of: She has been the… …

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  • 17 Critic —    Drama critics have always exercised considerable influence over the American theatergoer. A positive newspaper review translates into box office revenue. Thus producers have long sought to court critical favor quite apart from simply getting a …

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  • 18 critic — n. 1) a harsh, severe, unkind; impartial critic 2) an art; drama; literary; music; social critic * * * [ krɪtɪk] drama impartial critic literary music severe social critic unkind a harsh an art …

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  • 19 critic — Critique Cri*tique (kr[i^]*t[=e]k ), n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr. kritikh (sc. te chnh) the critical art, from kritiko s. See {Critic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The art of criticism. [Written also {critic}.] [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A critical… …

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  • 20 critic — crit|ic [ krıtık ] noun count *** 1. ) someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, movies, or plays: Michael is the paper s literary critic. 2. ) someone who does not like something and states their… …

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