critical adjective (NOT PLEASED)
a critical report
- She is critical of the president's globalist foreign policy.
- She was highly critical of the insensitive and peremptory way in which the cases had been handled.
- Many people were critical of the resurgent militarism in the country.
- She is a prolific writer with critical views and a sharp tongue.
- She is very critical of the way we bring up our children.
critical adjective (IMPORTANT)
a critical decision
- The avoidance of injury is critical to a professional athlete.
- It is critical that we keep the content of the letters secret.
- Continued funding is critical for the project.
- He left a case containing critical documents on the train.
- Continual stirring is critical to a good custard.
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critical adjective (GIVING OPINIONS)
- Studying has certainly sharpened my critical faculties .
- Despite his great commercial success he still yearns for critical approval.
- The play opened to great critical acclaim.
- He has written a long critical piece evaluating the exhibition.