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Definition of Critic

Critic

  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.
  2. One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
  3. The art of criticism.
  4. An act of criticism; a critique.
  5. Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical.
  6. To criticise; to play the critic.

Critic Quotations

The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
Mark Twain

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Oscar Wilde

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
Edgar Allan Poe

I don't feel I've had a decent critic ever on the East coast.
Alice Walker
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Critic Translations

critic in German is Kritiker
critic in Hungarian is kritikus
critic in Swedish is kritiker

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