critic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French critique, from Latin criticus, from Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikós, of or for judging, able to discern), from κρίνω (krínō, I judge).

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Noun[edit]

critic (plural critics)

  1. A person who appraises the works of others.
    • Macaulay
      The opinion of the most skilful critics was, that nothing finer [than Goldsmith's Traveller] had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the Dunciad.
  2. A specialist in judging works of art.
  3. One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
    • I. Watts
      When an author has many beauties consistent with virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature.
  4. An opponent.
  5. Obsolete form of critique (an act of criticism)
    • Alexander Pope
      Make each day a critic on the last.
  6. Obsolete form of critique (the art of criticism)
    • John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Chapter 21, page 550
      And, perhaps, if they were distinctly weighed, and duly considered, they would afford us another sort of logic and critic, than what we have been hitherto acquainted with.

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Verb[edit]

critic (third-person singular simple present critics, present participle criticking, simple past and past participle criticked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To criticise.
    • A. Brewer
      Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English critique.

Noun[edit]

critic f (genitive critice, nominative plural criticí)

  1. critique
  2. criticism

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
critic chritic gcritic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Adjective[edit]

critic m pl

  1. plural form of critich

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

critic m (plural critici)

  1. critic

Adjective[edit]

critic m nom/acc forms

  1. critical

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