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hypercritical

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hypercritical

  1. given to making or expressing unfavorable judgments about things if you go by what that hypercritical reviewer says, you are going to end up seeing very few movies Synonyms of hypercritical captious, carping, caviling (or cavilling), faultfinding, critical, judgmental, overcritical, rejectiveWords Related to hypercritical discerning, discriminating, judicious; demanding, exacting, fastidious, finical, finicky, fussy, nitpicky, particular, picky; pettifogging, quibbling; harsh, merciless, uncharitable, unforgivingNear Antonyms of hypercritical undiscriminating; undemanding, unfussy; charitable, forgivingAntonyms of hypercritical uncritical

Synonym Discussion of hypercritical

critical, hypercritical, faultfinding, captious, carping, censorious mean inclined to look for and point out faults and defects. critical may also imply an effort to see a thing clearly and truly in order to judge it fairly.
    • a critical essay
hypercritical suggests a tendency to judge by unreasonably strict standards.
    • hypercritical disparagement of other people's work
faultfinding implies a querulous or exacting temperament.
    • a faultfinding reviewer
captious suggests a readiness to detect trivial faults or raise objections on trivial grounds.
    • a captious critic
carping implies an ill-natured or perverse picking of flaws.
    • a carping editorial
censorious implies a disposition to be severely critical and condemnatory.
    • the censorious tone of the review


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