critic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"critic" in British English

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criticnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkrɪt.ɪk/  us   /ˈkrɪt̬-/
C1 someone who says that they do not ​approve of someone or something: Her critics say she is ​leading the ​party to ​disaster. He's his own ​worst critic (= he ​judges himself ​severely).B2 someone whose ​job is to give ​theiropinion about something, ​especiallyfilms, ​books, ​music, etc.: She's a ​film/​theatre critic for the "​Irish Times". The ​play has been well ​received by the critics.
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(Definition of critic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"critic" in American English

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criticnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrɪt̬·ɪk/

critic noun [C] (JUDGE OF ENTERTAINMENT)

a ​person whose ​job is to give an ​opinion about ​books, ​movies, or ​music and ​theater performances: The critics ​hated it, but it was ​popular at the ​boxoffice.

critic noun [C] (DISAPPROVING PERSON)

a ​person who ​expressesdisagreement with something or ​disapproval of someone: He has been one of the most ​outspoken critics of this ​administration.
(Definition of critic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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