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English definition of “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 decision Very 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 work Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
critically adverb
(Definition of critical adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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