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critical

adjective     /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/
NOT PLEASED
B2 saying that someone or something is bad or wrong: a critical report He is very critical of the way I work.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputationCritical and uncomplimentary
IMPORTANT
B2 very important for the way things will happen in the future: a critical decisionVery important or urgent
SERIOUS
B2 extremely serious or dangerous: The doctors said her condition was critical and she might not survive.Dangers and threatsSerious and severeSevere
OPINIONS
giving judgments and opinions on books, plays, films, etc: a critical study of Tennyson's workDisapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
critically adverb
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