from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To evaluate (something), and judge its merits and faults
  • v. To find fault (with something)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; -- formerly used with on or upon.
  • intransitive v. To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.
  • transitive v. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon.
  • transitive v. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. act as a critic
  • v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws


From Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos) "of or for judging, able to discern", from κρίσις "crisis" (Wiktionary)



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