critical faculties


: ability to make judgments about what is good or true
She needs to learn to develop her critical faculties.

Examples of critical faculties in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But no one with functioning critical faculties thinks of either party as holding to those positions today — just the opposite. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2023 My father was an Air Force engineer, trained to identify every possible structural or design weakness, and my siblings and I both benefited and suffered from his overactive critical faculties. Lauren Kane, The New York Review of Books, 26 Nov. 2022

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“Critical faculties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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