hy·​per·​crit·​ic ˌhī-pər-ˈkri-tik How to pronounce hypercritic (audio)
: a carping or unduly censorious critic
hypercriticism noun

Examples of hypercritic in a Sentence

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

Word History


New Latin hypercriticus, from hyper- + Latin criticus critic

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypercritic was in 1633

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Cite this Entry

“Hypercritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercritic. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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