from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A severe critic: as, “the aristarch Johnson,” Scott, Abbot, Int.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A severe critic.


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  • Even the aristarch Johnson allowed that the quality of readiness and profusion had a merit in itself, independent of the intrinsic value of the composition.

    The Abbot 2008

  • The Wrestler is able to unite audiences, aristarch or sympathizer, with one word: yuck.

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  • A severe critic. (from Phrontistery)

    May 15, 2008

  • Dilute not your umbrage with snark!

    Your bite should be worse than your bark.

    The highest of dudgeon

    Befits the curmudgeon,

    Who’s called to be arch aristarch.

    August 17, 2018