Meaning of critic

crit•ic

Pronunciation: (krit'ik), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men.
  2. a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, esp. for a newspaper or magazine.
  3. a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh judgments; faultfinder.
    1. criticism.
    2. critique.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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