American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Excessively critical; captious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Excessively or captiously critical; judging adversely from trivial or irrelevant considerations; unduly finical or unjustly severe in judgment.
- Excessively exacting or scrupulous.
- adj. Meticulously or excessively critical.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Over critical; unreasonably or unjustly critical; carping; captious.
- adj. Excessively nice or exact.
- adj. inclined to judge too severely
“Finally, like so many millions of Cubans, they had been content to make no further comments contrary to the triumphalist slogans, to ensure they would not be put in the "hypercritical" category and perhaps be taken as dissidents.”
“If I come out of the gate as some kind of hypercritical harpy, and people think my work stinks, my career's over before it even began.”
“Tom Meltzer Shortcuts, G2, 26 May is hypercritical and probably doesn't spend much time in kitchens.”
“People suffering from the Lake Wobegon Effect are hypocritical and hypercritical.”
“As a singer, I'm always hypercritical of other singers (and myself, too - perhaps even more), so it takes a hell of a lot to impress me.”
“Party loyalty is dividing this country and turning us into hypercritical idiots who can't focus on what's important.”
“You love the fact that an extensive and excessive vetting process provides the media and yourselves with little tidbits on which to latch your lamprey-like hypercritical mouths.”
“Faced with an audience of hypercritical opera fans, Fillion's infamous set of planks known as "the monster" has drawn plenty of criticism.”
“This is awards season and we all need our rest so we can come up with witty, hypercritical things to say about the dresses that far more famous and attractive people get to wear on red carpets.”
“Most participants reported "overthinking everything" and being hypercritical, exhibiting critical attention to detail and a careful method of planning everything.”
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