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Related / Similar Words: decisive, vital

 

Definition:
  • marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude";
  • characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville''s writings";
  • being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage";
  • at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass";;
  • forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test";
  • urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest";
  • of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism; "critical acclaim";

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    See Also: sarcastic, unfavorable, unfavourable, discerning, scholarly, crucial, important

     

    Pertainyms: criticism, critique

     

    Attributes: crisis, criticality

     

     
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