Part of speech: noun

One who judges anything by some standard.

Part of speech: noun

A faultfinder; caviler.

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Usage examples "critic":

  1. For what ambitious fools are more to blame, Than those who thunder in the critic’ s name? - "The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2", Edward Young.
  2. I wonder why you, as a critic, can compare our brilliant modern literature to such poor performances. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.
  3. In these few pages Coleridge is at the summit of his powers as a critic. - "Aspects of Literature", J. Middleton Murry.