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critic (KRIT ik) (noun)
1. Someone who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value, or truth of a matter: Alfonso is his own worst critic when it comes to analyzing his writing.
2. A person who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works: George Bernard Shaw worked as a theater critic before developing his drama writing career.
3. Someone who tends to make harsh or carping judgments; a faultfinder: According to an article in the paper, a mother-in-law is often described as a critic of the marriage partner of her child.
critique (kri TEEK) (noun)
1. An evaluation by using a review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature: The critique of the new play in the morning paper was very positive.
2. A crucial or decisive discussion of a specified topic: During the course of the dinner, they engaged in a wide ranging critique of the new policies at the university.

The critique of the concert appeared in the paper this morning under the by-line of the famous critic whose face in the picture at the top of the column was always obscured.

critique (s) (noun), critiques (pl)
1. An expression that indicates a disapproving analysis or evaluation of a subject, a situation, a literary work, etc.: Shirley wrote a strong critique about the politician who was campaigning to be the mayor of her city.
2. The act of indicating the faults of someone or something in a disapproving way: Joe wrote a critique to the company about the defective workmanship of the man who was sent to repair the electrical equipment in his kitchen.
3. A careful judgment in which a person gives his or her opinion about the good and bad parts of something; such as, a piece of writing or a work of art: The newspaper reporter presented a fair and honest critique about Adam's new novel regarding the life of a refugee family from Africa who were living in California.
A careful analysis of a literary production.
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A criticism of a work of art.
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A judgement regarding someone's behavior.
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