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Definition of Critical

Critical

  1. Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions.
  2. Pertaining to criticism or the critic's art; of the nature of a criticism; accurate; as, critical knowledge; a critical dissertation.
  3. Inclined to make nice distinctions, or to exercise careful judgment and selection; exact; nicely judicious.
  4. Inclined to criticise or find fault; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.
  5. Characterized by thoroughness and a reference to principles, as becomes a critic; as, a critical analysis of a subject.
  6. Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis, turning point, or specially important juncture; important as regards consequences; hence, of doubtful issue; attended with risk; dangerous; as, the critical stage of a fever; a critical situation.

Critical Quotations

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
Brendon Burchard

English language is the most universal language in history, way more than the Latin of Julius Caesar. It's the most punderful language because its vocabulary has a certain critical mass that makes a lingo good for punning.
Richard Lederer

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

The United Nations has a critical role to play in promoting stability, security, democracy, human rights, and economic development. The UN is as relevant today as at any time in its history, but it needs reform.
Chuck Hagel
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Critical Translations

critical in Dutch is kritiek, hachelijk
critical in German is kritisch, bedenklich
critical in Swedish is kritisk
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