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critical

adjective (GIVING OPINIONS)    /ˈkrɪt.ɪ.kəl/ US  /ˈkrɪt̬-/
C2 giving opinions or judgments on books, plays, films, etc.: She has written a major critical appraisal/study of Saul Bellow's novels. His last film won/received critical acclaim (= was praised by film critics).Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of critical adjective (GIVING OPINIONS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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