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Synonyms for critical
ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. critical(adj)

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

    "a critical attitude"

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, dispensable, acritical, noncrucial

  2. critical(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, acritical, noncrucial, dispensable, uncritical

  3. critical(adj)

    characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

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

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    dispensable, noncrucial, uncritical, acritical, noncritical

  4. critical, vital(adj)

    urgently needed; absolutely necessary

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

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

    Antonyms:
    acritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncritical, noncrucial

  5. critical, decisive(adj)

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

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

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, dispensable, acritical

  6. critical(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    acritical, noncritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncrucial

  7. critical(adj)

    of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism

    "critical acclaim"

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, acritical, dispensable

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. critical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    exact, nice, accurate

  2. critical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    censorious, carping, cavilling, captious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. critical(a)

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

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How to use critical in a sentence?

  1. Daymond John:

    Pay attention to what they say because it’s critical to your product’s success.

  2. David Duke:

    Dillard is pretty supportive of Black Lives Matter, and I’ve been pretty critical of them.

  3. Michel Yao:

    Information is critical for us to better help, it's difficult to anticipate their overall needs if you don't have accurate information.

  4. Richard Painter:

    Scouting prepares Democratic and Republican [ boys ] alike to be loyal to their country, their values transcend political party, and patriotism is critical [ to them ], they have an American flag on their sleeve, not a picture of President Trump.

  5. Pete Buttigieg:

    I believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues, bernie Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.

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