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critique

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noun cri·tique \krə-ˈtēk, kri-\

Simple Definition of critique

  • : a careful judgment in which you give your opinion about the good and bad parts of something (such as a piece of writing or a work of art)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of critique

  1. :  an act of criticizing; especially :  a critical estimate or discussion <a critique of the poet's work>

Examples of critique in a sentence

  1. She wrote a radical critique of the philosopher's early essays.

  2. They gave a fair and honest critique of her art.



Did You Know?

Critique is an alteration of an archaic word that referred generally to criticism. Critique itself dates to the early 18th century and originally referred to a piece of writing that criticized a literary or artistic work. The words criticism, critique, and review overlap in meaning. Criticism usually means "the act of criticizing" or a "remark or comment that expresses disapproval," but it can also refer to the activity of making judgments about the qualities of books, movies, etc. (as in "literary criticism").Critique is a somewhat formal word that typically refers to a careful judgment in which someone gives an opinion about something. Review can refer to an essay analyzing a literary or artistic work, but can also sometimes imply a more casual or personal opinion.

Origin and Etymology of critique

alteration of 2critic


First Known Use: 1710


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critique

verb cri·tique

Simple Definition of critique

  • : to express your opinion about the good and bad parts of (something) : to give a critique of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of critique

critiqued

critiquing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to examine critically :  review <critique the plan>

Examples of critique in a sentence

  1. The class convened to critique the student's latest painting.



1751

First Known Use of critique

1751



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