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1. 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

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Rhymes with Critical Mass

  • middle-class
  • smartass
  • contrasts
  • lambastes
  • forecasts
  • vanasse
  • umass
  • surpass
  • repass
  • outlasts
  • impasse
  • depass
  • alsace
  • plasse
  • plass
  • plas
  • morass
  • krass
  • kras
  • klass
  • klas
  • harass
  • grasse
  • grass
  • gras
  • glass
  • glas
  • crass
  • class
  • brass

Sentences with critical-mass


1. Noun Phrase
At a point called critical mass, the chain reactions are largely self-sustaining but not increasing.

2. Noun Phrase
Beyond the critical mass, the rate of fissions increases, leading to a dangerous, out-of-control situation.

3. Noun Phrase
Atom bombs, by contrast, use a quantity of materials much closer to a critical mass.

2. critical

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

Synonyms

  • scholarly
  • judicial
  • discriminative
  • evaluative
  • appraising

Antonyms

  • 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.

Synonyms

  • supercritical

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • frivolous

4. critical

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

Synonyms

  • vital

Antonyms

  • immaterial
  • fancy

5. mass

noun. ['ˈmæs'] the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field.

Synonyms

  • critical mass
  • bulk
  • molecular weight
  • atomic mass
  • atomic weight
  • inertial mass
  • relativistic mass
  • relative atomic mass
  • relative molecular mass
  • mass deficiency
  • biomass
  • physical property
  • fundamental quantity
  • body
  • mass defect
  • rest mass
  • gravitational mass
  • mass energy

Antonyms

  • minimum
  • scarcity
  • empty
  • imperfect

Etymology

  • masse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mæsse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. mass

noun. ['ˈmæs'] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent.

Synonyms

  • haymow
  • great deal
  • slew
  • passel
  • muckle
  • mess
  • stack
  • mountain
  • flock
  • wad
  • large indefinite amount
  • plenty
  • large indefinite quantity
  • tidy sum
  • deluge
  • mint
  • quite a little
  • batch
  • deal
  • flood
  • pot
  • mickle
  • raft
  • good deal
  • spate
  • lot
  • peck
  • hatful
  • inundation
  • torrent
  • heap
  • pile

Antonyms

  • imperceptibility
  • visibility
  • inelasticity
  • artifact

Etymology

  • masse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mæsse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. mass

noun. ['ˈmæs'] an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people).

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • logjam
  • shock
  • collection

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • good luck
  • success

Etymology

  • masse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mæsse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. Mass

noun. (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist.

Synonyms

  • religious ceremony
  • Requiem
  • Low Mass
  • religious ritual

Etymology

  • masse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. mass

noun. ['ˈmæs'] a body of matter without definite shape.

Synonyms

  • mush
  • faecalith
  • stercolith
  • pulp
  • mat
  • body
  • coprolith
  • drift

Antonyms

  • perceptibility
  • unmalleability
  • elasticity
  • malleability

Etymology

  • masse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mæsse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. mass

noun. ['ˈmæs'] the common people generally.

Synonyms

  • temporalty
  • the great unwashed
  • grouping
  • audience
  • followers
  • people
  • masses
  • following
  • laity
  • multitude
  • hoi polloi

Antonyms

  • unite
  • cheer
  • euphemism
  • minor

Etymology

  • masse (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • mæsse (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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