Crit·ic, v. i. To criticise; to play the critic. [Obs.]
Syn: -- critique.
Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done. --A. Brewer.
1. One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes judgment upon them; a reviewer.
The opininon of the most skillful critics was, that nothing finer [than Goldsmith's =\“Traveler”] had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the “Dunciad.”\= --Macaulay.
2. One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
When an author has many beauties consistent with virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature. --I. Watts.
You know who the critics are? the men who have failed in literature and art. --Beaconsfield.
3. The art of criticism. [Obs.]
4. An act of criticism; a critique. [Obs.]
And make each day a critic on the last. --Pope.
Crit·ic, a. Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical. [Obs.] “Critic learning.”
1. The art of criticism. [Written also critic.] [R.]
2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and thorough analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's “Critique of Pure Reason.”
I should as soon expect to see a critique on the poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal. --Addison.
3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]
A question among critiques in the ages to come. --Bp. Lincoln.
n 1: a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and
interpretation of works of art
2: anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something
3: someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair