Definition of hypercritical
: meticulously or excessively critical
hypercriticallyplay \ˌhī-pər-ˈkri-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of hypercritical in a Sentence
if you go by what that hypercritical reviewer says, you are going to end up seeing very few movies
Recent Examples of hypercritical from the Web
Karen is hypercritical of the school’s teachers, the curriculum, the kids and the other parents, either because they’re absent or overly involved.
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HYPERCRITICAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypercritical for English Language Learners
: criticizing other people or things too strongly or too often
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