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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French critique, from Latin criticus, from Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikós, of or for judging, able to discern), from κρίνω (krínō, I judge).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

critic (plural critics)

  1. A person who appraises the works of others.
    • Macaulay
      The opinion of the most skilful critics was, that nothing finer [than Goldsmith's Traveller] had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the Dunciad.
  2. A specialist in judging works of art.
  3. One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
    • I. Watts
      When an author has many beauties consistent with virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature.
  4. An opponent.
  5. Obsolete form of critique (an act of criticism)
    • Alexander Pope
      Make each day a critic on the last.
  6. Obsolete form of critique (the art of criticism)
    • John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Chapter 21, page 550
      And, perhaps, if they were distinctly weighed, and duly considered, they would afford us another sort of logic and critic, than what we have been hitherto acquainted with.

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VerbEdit

critic (third-person singular simple present critics, present participle criticking, simple past and past participle criticked)

  1. (obsolete, transitive, intransitive) To criticise.
    • (Can we date this quote?) A. Brewer
      Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done.

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English critique, from French critique, from New Latin critica (critique).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

critic f (genitive singular critice, nominative plural criticí)

  1. critique
    Synonyms: beachtaíocht
  2. criticism
    Synonyms: criticeas, léirmheastóireacht

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
critic chritic gcritic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "critic" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “critic” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

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AdjectiveEdit

critic m pl

  1. masculine plural of critich

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French critique and Latin criticus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

critic m (plural critici)

  1. critic

AdjectiveEdit

critic m, n (feminine singular critică, masculine plural critici, feminine and neuter plural critice)

  1. critical

DeclensionEdit