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Inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
“The integrity unit's findings were highly critical of the club's handling of the salary cap.”
A meticulous analysis of literary, music or art works
“The movie had widespread critical acclaim and it was unsurprising it had received so many awards leading up to the Oscars.”
An extremely close examination of
“I would prefer you to be brutally honest and highly critical of my work.”
(of a situation or problem) Having a high likelihood of becoming dire; indicating a crisis
“We need to move fast before his condition becomes critical.”
Of crucial importance to the success or failure of something
“The capture of the dragon was critical in the destruction of the North Wall.”
Requiring immediate attention
“He remains in a critical condition after sustaining a serious injury.”
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