Meaning of CRITICAL in English

CRITICAL

adj. 25B6; adjective

a highly critical report : CENSORIOUS, condemnatory, condemning, denunciatory, disparaging, disapproving, scathing, fault-finding, judgemental, negative, unfavourable; informal nit-picking, picky.

a critical essay : EVALUATIVE, analytical, interpretative, expository, explanatory.

the situation is critical : GRAVE, serious, dangerous, risky, perilous, hazardous, precarious, touch-and-go, in the balance, uncertain, parlous, desperate, dire, acute, life-and-death.

the choice of materials is critical for product safety : CRUCIAL, vital, essential, of the essence, all-important, paramount, fundamental, key, pivotal, decisive, deciding, climacteric.

complimentary, unimportant.

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