Critically to Crone

(Crit"ic*al*ly), adv.

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 critically situated.

Coming critically the night before the session.
Bp. Burnet.

(Crit"ic*al*ness), n.

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 upon.

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.

(Crit"i*cism) n.

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, dramatic criticism.

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 sciences.
Brande & C.

By criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant a standard of judging well.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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