Synonyms for critical

Grammar : Adj
Spell : krit-i-kuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl

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Définition of critical

Origin :
  • 1580s, "censorious," from critic + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to criticism" is from 1741; medical sense is from c.1600; meaning "of the nature of a crisis" is from 1640s; that of "crucial" is from 1841, from the "decisive" sense in Latin criticus. Related: Criticality (1756; in the nuclear sense, 1950); critically (1650s, "accurately;" 1815, "in a critical situation"). In nuclear science, critical mass is attested from 1940.
  • adj fault-finding, detracting
  • adj urgently important
Example sentences :
  • Do Ministers deserve no credit for hitting on this critical device?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • It was at this critical moment that Cassidy entered from the opposite side of the office.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • The best biography of Handel and critical study of his works in English.
  • Extract from : « Handel » by Edward J. Dent
  • I should think Mr. Hynes would be too critical to admire Milly.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • There is no doubt that many doors have been opened by critical methods.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • The American arrived at the head of the companionway at a critical juncture.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • His mother said nothing, but not a move escaped her critical eye.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • But the daring intrepidity of the Deal boatmen was not wanting at this critical moment.
  • Extract from : « Self-Help » by Samuel Smiles
  • But she imagined the clear, critical eyes, their sudden frown or smile.
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • If you're so critical of my clothes, why don't you come and look after them and me?
  • Extract from : « The Coryston Family » by Mrs. Humphry Ward

Antonyms for critical

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