criticaster
noun Date: 1684 an inferior or petty critic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Criticaster — Crit ic*as ter (kr[i^]t [i^]k*[a^]s t[ e]r), n. A contemptible or vicious critic. [1913 Webster] The rancorous and reptile crew of poeticules, who decompose into criticasters. Swinburne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • criticaster — [krit′ik as΄tər] n. [ CRITIC + ASTER2] an incompetent, inferior critic …   English World dictionary

  • criticaster — /krit i kas teuhr/, n. an incompetent critic. [1675 85; CRITIC + ASTER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • criticaster — noun A petty or charlatan critic …   Wiktionary

  • criticaster — inferior or petty critic Pretenders and Dabblers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • criticaster — n. vicious or despicable critic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • criticaster — crit·ic·as·ter …   English syllables

  • criticaster — crit•ic•as•ter [[t]ˈkrɪt ɪˌkæs tər[/t]] n. an incompetent critic • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • criticaster —   n. inferior critic …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • criticaster — n. a minor or inferior critic …   Useful english dictionary

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