1. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws.


  • hypercritical
  • captious
  • censorious
  • unfavourable
  • overcritical
  • vituperative
  • searing
  • faultfinding
  • unfavorable
  • deprecative
  • sarcastic


  • favorable
  • unsarcastic
  • amicable
  • good

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Rhymes with Critical

  • nonpolitical
  • geopolitical
  • apolitical
  • analytical
  • political

How do you pronounce critical?

Pronounce critical as ˈkrɪtɪkəl.

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How do you spell critical? Is it critcal ?

A common misspelling of critical is critcal

Sentences with critical

1. Adjective
The review found that the critical difference was the age of the women attending these studies.

Quotes about critical

1. Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
- Lynda Resnick

2. Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
- Brendon Burchard

3. To many, peace is what enables development and is critical in providing opportunities to young people. To some - especially those from regions involved in conflict - peacekeeping and efforts to preserve peace are absolutely vital in bringing prosperity and hope for the future.
- Kim Yuna

2. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] characterized by careful evaluation and judgment.


  • scholarly
  • judicial
  • discriminative
  • evaluative
  • appraising


  • uncritical
  • undiscerning
  • complimentary
  • affirmative

3. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction.


  • supercritical


  • unimportant
  • frivolous

4. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] urgently needed; absolutely necessary.


  • vital


  • immaterial
  • fancy

5. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis.


  • crucial
  • important


  • birth
  • inessential
  • indecisive

6. critical

adjective. ['ˈkrɪtɪkəl'] being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency.


  • crucial
  • crisis
  • severe
  • desperate
  • acute
  • serious
  • important
  • dangerous
  • life-threatening
  • dire
  • grievous


  • noncrucial
  • propitious
  • nonjudgmental
  • respectful