The definition of a critic is someone who evaluates or makes judgments on people or things, or a person whose job it is to evaluate and write about what they experience, especially art, literature and food.
An example of a critic is someone who reviews movies.
- a person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or values
- such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper
- a person who indulges in faultfinding and censure
Origin of criticClassical Latin criticus from Classical Greek kritikos, a critic, origin, originally , critical, able to discern from krinein: see crisis
- A person who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter.
- A person who analyzes, evaluates, and reports on creative works, especially as a profession: a film critic; a food critic.
- A person who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder.
Origin of criticLatin criticus from Greek kritikos able to discern from kritēs judge from krīnein to separate, judge ; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present critics, present participle criticking, simple past and past participle criticked)
- (obsolete, intransitive) To criticise.
OriginSee also: crític