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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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