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Synonyms for critic
ˈkrɪt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. critic(noun)

    a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

  2. critic(noun)

    anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

  3. critic(noun)

    someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. critic

    Etymologically, the amateur is one who loves, the connoisseur one who knows. In usage, the term amateur is applied to one who pursues any study or art simply from the love of it; the word carries a natural implication of superficialness, tho marked excellence is at times attained by amateurs. A connoisseur is supposed to be so thoroughly informed regarding any art or work as to be able to criticize or select intelligently and authoritatively; there are many incompetent critics, but there can not, in the true sense, be an incompetent connoisseur. The amateur practises to some extent that in regard to which he may not be well informed; the connoisseur is well informed in regard to that which he may not practise at all. A novice or tyro may be a professional; an amateur never is; the amateur may be skilled and experienced as the novice or tyro never is. Dilettante, which had originally the sense of amateur, has to some extent come to denote one who is superficial, pretentious, and affected, whether in theory or practise.

    Synonyms:
    amateur, connoisseur, dilettante, novice, tyro

    Preposition:
    An amateur in art.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. critic

    Synonyms:
    judge, censor, arbiter, savant

    Antonyms:
    author, writer, performer, artist

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. critic(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reviewer, censor, connoisseur, judge (of artistic merit)

  2. critic(n.)

    Synonyms:
    censurer, caviller, carper

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. critic(n)

    Synonyms:
    censor, reviewer, adept, judge, inspector, caviler, carper, censurer, zoilus

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "critic":

    critical, commentator, critique, criticism, spokesperson

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How to use critic in a sentence?

  1. Stephen Stahl:

    I’ve been an outspoken critic of saying that the VA says this is a vet’s problem and wants to defer this, the sweet spot of treatment may very well be as close to experiencing the trauma.

  2. Jonathan Pryke:

    (He is) widely respected and a noted critic of dodgy deals.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    I recognize that a great many folks in the media would prefer that anybody running for president engage as an ongoing theater critic criticizing the proposals of others, i do not believe the world needs my voice added to that chorus of critics.

  4. Author Unknown:

    There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.

  5. Henry Van Dyke:

    Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.


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