hypercritical [adj] captious carping, caviling, censorious, critical, demanding, faultfinding, finicky, fussy, hair-splitting, hard to please, niggling, nit-picking, overcritical, persnickety; concepts 267,404

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  • Hypercritical — Hy per*crit ic*al, a. 1. Over critical; unreasonably or unjustly critical; carping; captious. Hypercritical readers. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessively nice or exact. Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypercritical — index critical (faultfinding), particular (exacting), querulous, sensitive (easily affected), severe …   Law dictionary

  • hypercritical — c.1600, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + CRITICAL (Cf. critical) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypercritical — captious, caviling, carping, censorious, faultfinding, *critical Analogous words: finicky, fastidious, fussy, pernickety, squeamish, particular (see NICE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hypercritical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively and unreasonably critical …   English terms dictionary

  • hypercritical — [hī΄pər krit′i kəl] adj. too critical; too severe in judgment; hard to please SYN. CRITICAL hypercritically adv. hypercriticism n …   English World dictionary

  • hypercritical — hypocritical, hypercritical see hyper , hypo …   Modern English usage

  • hypercritical — adjective Date: 1605 meticulously or excessively critical Synonyms: see critical • hypercritically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypercritical — hypercritically, adv. /huy peuhr krit i keuhl/, adj. excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical. [1595 1605; HYPER + CRITICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypercritical — adjective Meticulously or excessively critical. Syn: overcritical …   Wiktionary

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