critically

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Etymology[edit]

critical +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

critically (comparative more critically, superlative most critically)

  1. In a critical manner; with, or in terms of, criticism.
    a critically applauded film
    I looked critically at the frayed carpet of the hotel room.
  2. With close discernment; accurately; exactly.
    • Dryden
      Critically to discern good writers from bad.
  3. At a crisis or critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence.
    a fortification critically situated
    • Bishop Burnet
      Coming critically the night before the session.

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