ultracritical

adjective

ul·​tra·​crit·​i·​cal ˌəl-trə-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce ultracritical (audio)
: extremely critical: such as
a
: inclined to criticize very harshly and unfavorably
ultracritical parents
b
: extremely vital, indispensable, or important
an ultracritical moment in the competition
ultracritical data

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultracritical was in 1907

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“Ultracritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultracritical. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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