The definition of a critic is someone who evaluates or makes judgments on people or things, or a person whose job it is to evaluate and write about what they experience, especially art, literature and food.
An example of a critic is someone who reviews movies.
- a person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
- such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper
- a person who indulges in faultfinding and censure
Origin of criticClassical Latin criticus ; from Classical Greek kritikos, a critic, origin, originally , critical, able to discern ; from krinein: see crisis
- One who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.
- One who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works: a film critic; a dance critic.
- One who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.
Origin of criticLatin criticus, from Greek kritikos, able to discern, from krit&emacron;s, judge, from kr&imacron;nein, to separate, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present critics, present participle criticking, simple past and past participle criticked)
- (obsolete, intransitive) To criticise.
OriginSee also: crític