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critic

crit·ic

critic

 
 
pronunciation:
krI tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anyone who judges or evaluates.
Teenagers can be tough critics of video games.My friend is a gentle but reliable critic of my writing.
synonyms:
evaluator, judge
similar words:
censor, editor, reviewer
definition 2: a person whose work is to write evaluations of literary, artistic, or other cultural works.
Critics loved the film, but it did not attract large audiences.Did you read what the critics had to say about the new restaurant?
 
synonyms:
reader, reviewer
similar words:
censor, commentator, editor, editorialist
definition 3: one who tends to criticize and find faults.
I don't need a critic right now; I need some sympathy.Everything has to be just right for my mother-in-law because she is such a critic.
synonyms:
faultfinder, fussbudget, nitpicker
antonyms:
advocate, apologist, exponent
similar words:
censor, detractor, quibbler
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The word critic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.