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Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
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“The integrity unit's findings were highly critical of the club's handling of the salary cap.”
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A meticulous analysis of literary, music or artworks
“The movie had widespread critical acclaim and it was unsurprising it had received so many awards leading up to the Oscars.”
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An extremely close examination of
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“I would prefer you to be brutally honest and highly critical of my work.”
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(of a situation or problem) Having a high likelihood of becoming dire or turning into a crisis
“We need to move fast before his condition becomes critical.”
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Of crucial importance to the success or failure of something
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“The capture of the dragon was critical in the destruction of the North Wall.”
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Requiring immediate attention
“He remains in a critical condition after sustaining a serious injury.”
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
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Of great consequence, importance, or significance
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Causing or inspiring fear, dread or alarm
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Feeling irritable, bad-tempered, or grumpy
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Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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Characterized by anger or dissatisfaction
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Of or belonging to the professional level of a sport, particularly baseball in the United States
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Characterized by blame or censure
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Causing death or fatality
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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Aggressively vigorous or forceful
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Reaching a decisive moment or point of greatest tension
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Criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions
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Requiring a desperate effort to avoid disaster or failure
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Significant in importance or esteem
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Of or pertaining to an admonition
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Characteristic of, related to, or supporting deconstructionism
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Holier-than-thou
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At the point of death
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Very concerned to avoid doing wrong
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(of a person or governing body) Cruel or severe in nature
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Brief, concise, and to the point
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Forbidding or grim in appearance
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Exerting power over the minds or behavior of others
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