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1. analysis

noun. ['æˈnælɪsɪs'] an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole.

Synonyms

  • fundamentals analysis
  • chemical analysis
  • anatomy
  • qualitative analysis
  • case study
  • fundamental analysis
  • technical analysis of stock trends
  • investigation
  • dissection
  • technical analysis
  • cost analysis

Antonyms

  • success
  • approval
  • terseness
  • verboseness

Etymology

  • analysis (Latin)
  • ἀνάλυσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Critical Analysis

  • psychoanalysis
  • paralysis
  • dialysis

2. critical

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • favorable
  • unsarcastic
  • amicable
  • good

3. critical

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

Synonyms

  • scholarly
  • judicial
  • discriminative
  • evaluative
  • appraising

Antonyms

  • uncritical
  • undiscerning
  • complimentary
  • affirmative

4. analysis

noun. ['æˈnælɪsɪs'] the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations.

Synonyms

  • logical thinking
  • abstract thought
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • trend analysis
  • dissection
  • elimination
  • reductionism
  • reasoning by elimination
  • partitioning
  • systems analysis
  • reasoning
  • breakdown

Antonyms

  • chemical change
  • nucleosynthesis
  • biogenesis
  • logical thinking

Etymology

  • analysis (Latin)
  • ἀνάλυσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. 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.

Synonyms

  • supercritical

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • frivolous

6. critical

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

Synonyms

  • vital

Antonyms

  • immaterial
  • fancy

7. analysis

noun. ['æˈnælɪsɪs'] a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed.

Synonyms

  • criticism

Etymology

  • analysis (Latin)
  • ἀνάλυσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

8. critical

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

Synonyms

  • crucial
  • important

Antonyms

  • birth
  • inessential
  • indecisive

9. critical

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • noncrucial
  • propitious
  • nonjudgmental
  • respectful

10. analysis

noun. ['æˈnælɪsɪs'] a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud.

Synonyms

  • depth psychology
  • psychoanalysis
  • hypnoanalysis

Antonyms

  • chemical process
  • chemosynthesis
  • chemical action
  • biosynthesis

Etymology

  • analysis (Latin)
  • ἀνάλυσις (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Sentences with critical-analysis


1. Noun Phrase
A college-level music paper should be able to present a critical analysis, rather than simply a description of the performance.

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