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Sep
30
2014

critic

krI tihk

noun
definition 1:  anyone who judges or evaluates.
example:   Teenagers can be tough critics of video games.
example:  My friend is a gentle but reliable critic of my writing.

definition 2:  a person whose work is to write evaluations of literary, artistic, or other cultural works
example:  Critics loved the film, but it did not attract large audiences.
example:  Did you read what the critics had to say about the new restaurant?

definition 3:  one who tends to criticize and find faults.
example:  I don’t need a critic right now; I need some sympathy.
example:  Everything has to be just right for my mother-in-law because she is such a critic.

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