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Antonyms for critical
ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. critical

    That is minute which is of exceedingly limited dimensions, as a grain of dust, or which attends to matters of exceedingly slight amount or apparent importance; as, a minute account; minute observation. That which is broken up into minute particles is said to be comminuted; things may be termed fine which would not be termed comminuted; as, fine sand; fine gravel; but, in using the adverb, we say a substance is finely comminuted, comminuted referring more to the process, fine to the result. An account extended to very minute particulars is circumstantial, detailed, particular; an examination so extended is critical, exact, precise. Compare FINE.

    See synonyms for LARGE.

    Synonyms:
    circumstantial, comminuted, detailed, diminutive, exact, fine, little, minute, particular, precise, slender, small, tiny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. criticaladjective

    marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

    "a critical attitude"

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, dispensable, acritical, noncrucial

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

  2. criticaladjective

    at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

    "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass"; "go critical"

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, acritical, noncrucial, dispensable, uncritical

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

  3. criticaladjective

    characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

    "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"

    Antonyms:
    dispensable, noncrucial, uncritical, acritical, noncritical

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

  4. critical, vitaladjective

    urgently needed; absolutely necessary

    "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"

    Antonyms:
    acritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncritical, noncrucial

    Synonyms:
    decisive, lively, full of life, life-sustaining, vital

  5. critical, decisiveadjective

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

    "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, dispensable, acritical

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

  6. criticaladjective

    being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

    "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"

    Antonyms:
    acritical, noncritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncrucial

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

  7. criticaladjective

    of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism

    "critical acclaim"

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, acritical, dispensable

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. criticaladjective

    Synonyms:
    discriminating, fastidious, carping, censorious, captious, caviling, zoilean, crucial, momentous, decisive, precarious, climacteric

How to use critical in a sentence?

  1. James Scott:

    This next president is going to inherit the most sophisticated and persistent cyber espionage cultures the world has ever seen, He needs to surround himself with experts that can expedite the allocation of potent layers of next generation defenses around our targeted critical infrastructure silos.

  2. Benjamin Lawsky:

    Improving those systems is critical to stopping criminal activity, including terrorism.

  3. Xochitl Hinojosa:

    Hillary Clinton has real concerns about these reports, especially as families are coming together during this holiday season, she believes it is critical that everyone has a full and fair hearing, and that our country provides refuge to those that need it. And we should be guided by a spirit of humanity and generosity as we approach these issues.

  4. Jim Morekis:

    “From Conrad Aiken to Flannery O’Connor to Midnight, Savannah has always been a literary town. But certainly one of her most consistently excellent—and consistently underrated—writers is the man known as Aberjhani. Known for his nationally published short stories and poetry Aberjhani has received critical acclaim for his ability to encapsulate the Southern black experience in a sensitive and poignant way that’s accessible to readers of any race or region.” --from All That Jazz

  5. Leana Wen:

    We act on that information in real time, even if it’s imperfect data, that data is critical in a time of a public health emergency.

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