Part of speech: adjective

Given to strained or captious criticism.

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Usage examples "hypercritical":

  1. It was hateful to be hypercritical, Mary felt, yet she had begun to see that Lady Dauntrey was curiously jealous of her; that she did not like to see her talk with strangers, or alone even with other guests of the house. - "The Guests Of Hercules", C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson.
  2. In respect to the voice of the infinitive, and of this participle, many of our grammarians are obviously hypercritical. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
  3. It were hypercritical to accuse him of a lack of originality. - "The Inside of the Cup, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.