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critic

noun [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 their opinion about something, especially films, 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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