Definition and Meanings for critical
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Critical is ranked 1,127 in the ranking of most used words in English
Part of Speech of critical
Etymology of critical
Meaning of critical
as adjective, noun
- qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions.
- pertaining to criticism or the critic's art; of the nature of a criticism; accurate; as, critical knowledge; a critical dissertation.
- inclined to make nice distinctions, or to exercise careful judgment and selection; exact; nicely judicious.
- inclined to criticise or find fault; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.
- characterized by thoroughness and a reference to principles, as becomes a critic; as, a critical analysis of a subject.
- pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis, turning point, or specially important juncture; important as regards consequences; hence, of doubtful issue; attended with risk; dangerous; as, the critical stage of a fever; a critical situation.