hy·​per·​crit·​ic | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈkri-tik How to pronounce hypercritic (audio) \

Definition of hypercritic

: a carping or unduly censorious critic

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hypercriticism \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈkri-​tə-​ˌsi-​zəm How to pronounce hypercriticism (audio) \ 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

First Known Use of hypercritic

1633, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypercritic

New Latin hypercriticus, from hyper- + Latin criticus critic

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The first known use of hypercritic was in 1633

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“Hypercritic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercritic. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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