Hypercritic
Hypercritic Hy`per*crit"ic, n. [Pref. hyper- + critic: cf. F. hypercritique.] One who is critical beyond measure or reason; a carping critic; a captious censor. ``Hypercritics in English poetry.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hypercritic — Hy per*crit ic, a. Hypercritical. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypercritic — [hī΄pər krit′ik] n. a hypercritical person …   English World dictionary

  • hypercritic — noun Etymology: New Latin hypercriticus, from hyper + Latin criticus critic Date: 1633 a carping or unduly censorious critic • hypercriticism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercritic — /huy peuhr krit ik/, n. a person who is excessively or captiously critical. [1625 35; < NL hypercriticus. See HYPER , CRITIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercritic — noun A carping or unduly censorious critic …   Wiktionary

  • hypercritic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully: carper, caviler, critic, criticizer, faultfinder, niggler, nitpicker, quibbler. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • hypercritic — hy·per·critic …   English syllables

  • hypercritic — hy•per•crit•ic [[t]ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪk[/t]] n. a person who is excessively or captiously critical • Etymology: 1625–35; < NL hypercriticus. See hyper , critic …   From formal English to slang

  • hypercritic — /haɪpəˈkrɪtɪk/ (say huypuh kritik) noun someone who is excessively or captiously critical …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypercritic — “+ noun Etymology: hyper + Greek kritikē criticism more at critic 1. obsolete : hypercriticism 2. [New Latin hypercriticus, n. or adjective, from hyper + Latin criticus, n. or …   Useful english dictionary

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