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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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. critical

    Synonyms:
    nice, delicate, exact, fastidious, discriminating, censorious, accurate, dubious, precarious, ticklish, crucial, important, momentous, hazardous

    Antonyms:
    inexact, popular, loose, easy, undiscriminating, safe, determined, decided, settled, retrieved, redressed

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. Marco Rubio:

    There is a critical need to supplement the (loan) fund to ensure America's more than 30 million small businesses will be able to access this critical lifeline.

  2. Bruce Evans:

    To discover finds that are a fabrication, designed to mislead, is both fascinating and a timely reminder that we should always view any discovery with a critical eye.

  3. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin:

    I understand the president's view, and it is absolutely critical for our technology companies to cooperate with law enforcement.

  4. Elizabeth Rodgers:

    Elizabeth Rowe sees this as a wonderful opportunity for the BSO to make a positive stand on the right side of one of the most critical social issues of the day, elizabeth Rowe has always been an enthusiastic advocate for The BSO and The BSO mission, and Elizabeth Rowe wants to be part of a positive story that reflects well on the organization.

  5. Thom Tillis:

    It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations, a back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to ensure their investigatory independence, but also reaffirms our nation’s system of check and balances.


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