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I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
Harold Bloom

Meaning of "critic" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRITIC

From Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos capable of judging, from kritēs judge.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRITIC

critic  [ˈkrɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRITIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Critic is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CRITIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

critic

Critic

A critic is a professional who communicates their opinions and assessments of various forms of creative work such as art, literature, music, cinema, theater, fashion, architecture and food. Critical judgments, whether derived from critical thinking or not, may be positive, negative, or balanced, weighing a combination of factors both for and against. Formally, the word is applied to persons who are publicly accepted and, to a significant degree, followed because of the quality of their assessments or their reputation. Unlike other individuals who may editorialize on subjects via web sites or letters written to publications, professional critics are paid to produce their opinions for print, radio, magazine, television, or Internet companies. Persons who give opinions on current events, public affairs, sports, media, and historical events are often referred to as "pundits" instead of "critics." Critics are themselves subject to competing critics, since critical judgments always entail subjectivity. An established critic can play a powerful role as a public arbiter of taste or opinion.

Definition of critic in the English dictionary

The first definition of critic in the dictionary is a person who judges something. Other definition of critic is a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc. Critic is also a person who often finds fault and criticizes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRITIC


arthritic
ɑːˈθrɪtɪk
dendritic
dɛnˈdrɪtɪk
diacritic
ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪk
eccritic
ekˈkrɪtɪk
endocritic
ˌendəʊˈkrɪtɪk
epicritic
ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk
eucritic
juːˈkrɪtɪk
ferritic
fɛˈrɪtɪk
hypercritic
ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
hypocritic
ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪk
nephritic
nɪˈfrɪtɪk
oneirocritic
əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪk
osteoarthritic
ˌɒstɪəʊɑːˈθrɪtɪk
picritic
pɪˈkrɪtɪk
pleuritic
plʊəˈrɪtɪk
porphyritic
ˌpɔːfɪˈrɪtɪk
Prakritic
prɑːˈkrɪtɪk
pruritic
prʊəˈrɪtɪk
Sanskritic
sænˈskrɪtɪk
Sybaritic
ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRITIC

crithomancy
critical
critical angle
critical apparatus
critical constants
critical damping
critical density
critical mass
critical path
critical path analysis
critical path method
critical period
critical point
critical pressure
critical region
critical state
critical temperature
critical volume
criticality
critically

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRITIC

antiarthritic
antipruritic
chloritic
chondritic
dioritic
diphtheritic
drama critic
evaporitic
film critic
granodioritic
Himyaritic
lateritic
literary critic
meteoritic
micrometeoritic
music critic
neritic
neuritic
phosphoritic
politic
pyritic

Synonyms and antonyms of critic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRITIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «critic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of critic

Translation of «critic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRITIC

Find out the translation of critic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of critic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «critic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

批评家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crítico
570 millions of speakers

English

critic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आलोचक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نَاقِد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

критик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crítico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমালোচক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

critique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengkritik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kritiker
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

批評家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비평가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kritikus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà phê bình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விமர்சகர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समीक्षक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

eleştirmen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

critico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krytyk
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

критик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

critic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κριτικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kritikus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kritiker
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

anmelder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of critic

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRITIC»

The term «critic» is very widely used and occupies the 13.606 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRITIC» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «critic» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «critic» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about critic

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRITIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word critic.
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Edward Albee
If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.
2
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I completely love music. I used to be the music critic at 'The Improper Bostonian.' It's just something I've always loved very deeply.
3
Vissarion Belinsky
I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic.
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Walter Benjamin
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
5
Theodore Bikel
I am a Zionist, an ardent supporter of Israel, its defender when I deem Israel to be right and its critic when I deem it to be wrong.
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Michael Ian Black
Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don't ignore that critic but don't give it more attention than it deserves.
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Tony Blair
Be a doer and not a critic.
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Harold Bloom
I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
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Harold Bloom
All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them of how heavy their inheritance is.
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Ben Brantley
If you agree with a critic, you admire him or her. If you disagree, you despise them. We all feel a great need to be confirmed in our opinions.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRITIC»

Discover the use of critic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to critic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The World, the Text, and the Critic
Argues that contemporary critics force works of literature to fit their theories and examines the impact of Marxism, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and structuralism on literary criticism
Edward W. Said, 1983
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A Critic Writes: Essays by Reyner Banham
This selection of essays includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus, as well as the contemporary architecture of Gehry, Stirling and Foster.
Reyner Banham, Mary Banham, 1996
3
The Feminist Spectator as Critic
This groundbreaking work in gender and performance, with a new introduction and updated bibliography
Jill Dolan, 2012
4
The Post-colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues
Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice in this unique book.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Sarah Harasym, 1990
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Embracing Your Inner Critic: Turning Self-Criticism into a ...
Hal and Sidra Stone are the creators of "Voice Dialogue" process, a therapy that transforms the inner critic from crippling adversary to productive ally.
Hal Stone, 2011
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The Artist As Critic: Critical Writings of Oscar Wilde
The Artist as Critic is a wide selection of Wilde's book reviews as well as famous longer works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W.H.," "The Soul Man under Socialism," and the four essays which make up Intentions.
Richard Ellmann, 2013
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To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings
These influential essay and lectures by T. S. Eliot span nearly a half century--from 1917, when he published The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, to 1961, four years before his death.
Thomas Stearns Eliot, 1965
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Writer and Critic: And Other Essays
In the fall of 1960, during a three-month visit to Hungary, Arthur Kahn unsuccessfully asked his hosts to arrange a meeting with Gyorgy Lukacs, a persona non grata to the Communist regime.
Arthur Kahn, 2005
9
Lewis Hine as Social Critic
This is the first full-length examination of Lewis H. Hine (1874-1940), the intellectual and aesthetic father of social documentary photography.
Kate Sampsell-Willmann, 2009
10
The Creator as Critic and Other Writings by E.M. Forster
These essays, lectures, memoirs, and broadcasts are the thought-provoking products of Forsters engagement with the literary, political, and social events of his time.
Edward Morgan Forster, Jeffrey M. Heath, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRITIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term critic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Modi critic under investigation amid crackdown on foreign charities
NEW DELHI The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case on Wednesday against a prominent critic of the prime minister for ... «Reuters India, Jul 15»
2
Archibald Packing Room kicks off without Kevin McKay's critic
And yes, the subject is our national art critic, Christopher Allen, who taught McKay at the National Art School. McKay wanted to capture his ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
Tampa lawyer loses a round in bid to unmask anonymous online critic
In May 2014, Thomson sued her Jane Doe critic for defamation in Hillsborough County Circuit Court and issued a subpoena to Avvo seeking ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
4
Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Familiar titles dot fresh …
A preview story is at http://www.wearegreenbay.com/story/d/story/critic-at-large/36854/goxFo-5LIkuyXDMxxfFT4A. - In Door County, Stage Door ... «WeAreGreenBay.com, Jul 15»
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Critic's Corner: What's On TV Wednesday
Key & Peele 10 p.m., Comedy Central. If you watched the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year, you probably remember seeing ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
6
Why your mum is your worst critic
With a much-loved mum and three spirited girls, Susan Horsburgh ponders the fraught mother-daughter relationship and the art of the maternal ... «The Australian Women's Weekly, Jul 15»
7
The poet as critic
Ayyappa Paniker, a pioneer of modern Malayalam poetry, was an equally insightful critic too and his oeuvre is a sustained attempt to integrate ... «Frontline, Jul 15»
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Carnival Corp.'s fathom Line to Offer Volunteer Cruises in Cuba
... the industry to offer an experience from the U.S.," Tara Russell, fathom president and global impact lead for Carnival Corp., told Cruise Critic. «Cruise Critic, Jul 15»
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Tony Winner James Corden to Host 31st Annual TELEVISION …
... television critic at The Salt Lake Tribune. "Corden's relatable sense of humor and charming personality make him the perfect person to set the ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
10
Online critic, 16, free in Singapore
HONG KONG — A teenage blogger who was convicted of two charges after criticizing Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, ... «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»

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