overcritical

adjective over·crit·i·cal \ ˌō-vər-ˈkri-ti-kəl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overcritical

: excessively critical (see critical 2a) : very inclined to point out faults and imperfections
  • Perfectionists tend to be largely overcritical of any misstatement, misspelling or flaw and see it as vitally important to correct people when they make a mistake.
  • —Paula Davis-Laack

First Known Use of overcritical

1667


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