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hypercritic

noun hy·per·crit·ic \ˌhī-pər-ˈkri-tik\

Definition of HYPERCRITIC

:  a carping or unduly censorious critic
hy·per·crit·i·cism \-ˈkri-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of HYPERCRITIC

  1. <of course the hypercritics were quick to jump on the film for every time it deviated even slightly from the novel on which it was based>

Origin of HYPERCRITIC

New Latin hypercriticus, from hyper- + Latin criticus critic
First Known Use: 1633

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