noncritical

adjective
non·​crit·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce noncritical (audio) \

Definition of noncritical

: not critical: such as
a : not marked by or given to criticism a supportive, noncritical family/environment
b : not indispensable or vital noncritical components of the aircraft

Examples of noncritical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The victims — two males and one female — were taken to HCMC with noncritical injuries. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 16 May 2021 The driver of the Ford pickup, Darrin D. Gregory, 29, of Minneapolis, was taken to HCMC with noncritical injuries, the patrol said. Star Tribune, 15 Apr. 2021 There are precedents for this kind of postinfectious, noncritical illness, such as posttreatment Lyme disease. Jennifer Couzin-frankel, Science | AAAS, 13 Apr. 2021 The bicyclist was taken to the hospital with noncritical injuries. Susan Du, Star Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 The driver of the pickup truck, Michael T. Grimley, 36, of Big Lake, suffered noncritical injuries. Star Tribune Staff, Star Tribune, 19 Feb. 2021 On Sunday morning, officers responded to another shooting and found a man suffering from noncritical injuries. David Aaro, Fox News, 8 Feb. 2021 Try to have a serious and noncritical conversation with your son, and make sure that your attention is focused solely on him. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 19 Feb. 2021 Pressure has slowed over the past four days on Minnesota hospitals, which responded to rising COVID-19 admissions with delays of noncritical surgeries or procedures that were likely to require patient stays. Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune, 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of noncritical

1838, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2021

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“Noncritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noncritical. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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