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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Critic  \Crit"ic\  (kr?t"?k),  n.  [L.  criticus  Gr  ????,  a  critic; 
  prop.,  an  adj  meaning  able  to  discuss,  from  ????  to  judge, 
  discern.  See  {Certain},  and  cf  {Critique}.] 
  1.  One  skilled  in  judging  of  the  merits  of  literary  or 
  artistic  works  a  connoisseur;  an  adept;  hence  one  who 
  examines  literary  or  artistic  works  etc.,  and  passes 
  judgment  upon  them  a  reviewer. 
 
  The  opininon  of  the  most  skillful  critics  was  that 
  nothing  finer  [than  Goldsmith's  ``Traveler'']  had 
  appeared  in  verse  since  the  fourth  book  of  the 
  ``Dunciad.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  One  who  passes  a  rigorous  or  captious  judgment;  one  who 
  censures  or  finds  fault;  a  harsh  examiner  or  judge;  a 
  caviler;  a  carper. 
 
  When  an  author  has  many  beauties  consistent  with 
  virtue,  piety,  and  truth,  let  not  little  critics 
  exalt  themselves,  and  shower  down  their  ill  nature. 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  You  know  who  the  critics  are?  the  men  who  have 
  failed  in  literature  and  art.  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  3.  The  art  of  criticism.  [Obs.]  --Locke. 
 
  4.  An  act  of  criticism;  a  critique.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  make  each  day  a  critic  on  the  last  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Critic  \Crit"ic\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  critics  or  criticism;  critical.  [Obs.] 
  ``Critic  learning.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Critic  \Crit"ic\,  v.  i.  [Cf.  F.  critiquer.] 
  To  criticise;  to  play  the  critic.  [Obs.] 
 
  Nay,  if  you  begin  to  critic  once,  we  shall  never  have 
  done  --A.  Brewer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Critique  \Cri*tique"\  (kr?-t?k"),  n.  [F.  critique,  f.,  fr  Gr 
  ????  (sc.  ????)  the  critical  art,  from  ?????.  See  {Critic}.] 
  1.  The  art  of  criticism.  [Written  also  {critic}.]  [R.] 
 
  2.  A  critical  examination  or  estimate  of  a  work  of  literature 
  or  art;  a  critical  dissertation  or  essay;  a  careful  and 
  through  analysis  of  any  subject;  a  criticism;  as  Kant's 
  ``Critique  of  Pure  Reason.'' 
 
  I  should  as  soon  expect  to  see  a  critique  on  the 
  poesy  of  a  ring  as  on  the  inscription  of  a  medal. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  A  critic;  one  who  criticises.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  question  among  critiques  in  the  ages  to  come 
  --Bp.  Lincoln. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  critic 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  professionally  engaged  in  the  analysis  and 
  interpretation  of  works  of  art 
  2:  anyone  who  expresses  a  reasoned  judgment  of  something 
  3:  someone  who  frequently  finds  fault  or  makes  harsh  and  unfair 
  judgments  [syn:  {carper}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  CRITIC,  n.  A  person  who  boasts  himself  hard  to  please  because  nobody 
  tries  to  please  him 
 
  There  is  a  land  of  pure  delight, 
  Beyond  the  Jordan's  flood, 
  Where  saints,  apparelled  all  in  white, 
  Fling  back  the  critic's  mud. 
 
  And  as  he  legs  it  through  the  skies, 
  His  pelt  a  sable  hue, 
  He  sorrows  sore  to  recognize 
  The  missiles  that  he  threw. 
  Orrin  Goof 
 
 




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