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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

Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don't learn. So the last part to me is the key, especially if you have had some initial success. It becomes even more critical that you have the learning 'bit' always switched on.
Satya Nadella

I love my dad, although I'm definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.
Liv Tyler

Everyone who is critical of Israeli policy is deluged by crazed messages intended to flood their email system or, more insidiously, passwords are accessed and messages sent out under their name! I'm sure it's illegal. It's also an effort to undermine free speech.
Noam Chomsky

The idea of modernity is beginning to lose its vitality. It is losing it because modernity is no longer a critical attitude but an accepted, codified convention.
Octavio Paz
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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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