Critically to Crone
1. In a critical manner; with nice discernment; accurately; exactly.
Critically to discern good writers from bad.
2. At a crisis; at a critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence; as, a fortification
Coming critically the night before the session.
1. The state or quality of being critical, or of occurring at a critical time.
2. Accuracy in examination or decision; exactness.
(Crit"ic*as`ter) n. A contemptible or vicious critic.
The rancorous and reptile crew of poeticules, who decompose into criticasters.
(Crit"i*cis`a*ble) a. Capable of being criticised.
(Crit"i*cise) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Criticised (-s?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Criticising.] [Written also,
more analogically, but less commonly, criticize.] [Cf. G. kritisiren. See Critic.]
1. To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to
criticise a picture.
2. To express one's views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to
criticise conduct. Blackwood's Mag.
(Crit"i*cise), v. i.
1. To act as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment; to play the critic; formerly used with on or
Several of these ladies, indeed, criticised upon the form of the association.
2. To discuss the merits or demerits of a thing or person; esp., to find fault.
Cavil you may, but never criticise.
(Crit"i*ci`ser) n. One who criticises; a critic.
1. The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge
and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts; as,
The elements ofcriticism depend on the two principles of Beauty and Truth, one of which is the final
end or object of study in every one of its pursuits: Beauty, in letters and the arts; Truth, in history and
Brande & C.
By criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant a standard of judging well.