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English noun: critic

1. critic (person) a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

Broader (hypernym)professional, professional person

Narrower (hyponym)art critic, drama critic, literary critic, music critic, newspaper critic, theater critic

Instance hyponymAllen Tate, Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-Barker, John Orley Allen Tate, Tate

2. critic (person) anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

Broader (hypernym)evaluator, judge

Narrower (hyponym)appraiser, authenticator, grader, panelist, panellist, reader, referee, reviewer, sampler, taste tester, taste-tester, taster

3. critic (person) someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

Narrower (hyponym)carper, niggler, nitpicker, roaster

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