hypercritical

  • 1 Hypercritical — Hy per*crit ic*al, a. 1. Over critical; unreasonably or unjustly critical; carping; captious. Hypercritical readers. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessively nice or exact. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hypercritical — index critical (faultfinding), particular (exacting), querulous, sensitive (easily affected), severe …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 hypercritical — c.1600, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + CRITICAL (Cf. critical) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 hypercritical — captious, caviling, carping, censorious, faultfinding, *critical Analogous words: finicky, fastidious, fussy, pernickety, squeamish, particular (see NICE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 hypercritical — [adj] captious carping, caviling, censorious, critical, demanding, faultfinding, finicky, fussy, hair splitting, hard to please, niggling, nit picking, overcritical, persnickety; concepts 267,404 …

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  • 6 hypercritical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively and unreasonably critical …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 hypercritical — [hī΄pər krit′i kəl] adj. too critical; too severe in judgment; hard to please SYN. CRITICAL hypercritically adv. hypercriticism n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 hypercritical — hypocritical, hypercritical see hyper , hypo …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 hypercritical — adjective Date: 1605 meticulously or excessively critical Synonyms: see critical • hypercritically adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 hypercritical — hypercritically, adv. /huy peuhr krit i keuhl/, adj. excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical. [1595 1605; HYPER + CRITICAL] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 hypercritical — adjective Meticulously or excessively critical. Syn: overcritical …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 hypercritical — Synonyms and related words: captious, carping, caviling, censorious, critic, critical, cynical, faultfinding, hairsplitting, hypersensitive, morbidly sensitive, nagging, niggling, overconscientious, overcritical, overfastidious, overmeticulous,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 hypercritical — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. overcritical, hard to please, faultfinding; see critical 2 , sarcastic , severe 1 . See Synonym Study at critical . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. overcritical, hard to please, severe, fussy, exacting, rigid, strict,… …

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  • 14 hypercritical — hy|per|crit|i|cal [ˌhaıpəˈkrıtıkəl US pər ] adj too eager to criticize other people and things, especially about small details >hypercritically [ kli] adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 hypercritical — hy|per|crit|i|cal [ ,haıpər krıtıkl ] adjective tending to criticize a lot in a very unfair way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 hypercritical — adj. overcritical, excessively critical …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 hypercritical — adjective excessively critical. Derivatives hypercritically adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 hypercritical — a. Over critical, captiously critical …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 hypercritical — adjective too eager to criticize other people and things, especially about small details hypercritically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 hypercritical — adj 1. overcritical, overabusive, over censorious; trenchant, defamatory, calumnious, denunciatory; cutting, maledictory, scurrilous, derogatory. 2. rigorous, exacting, pedantic, fussy; overparticular, hypercorrect, overscrupulous; severe,… …

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