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Meaning of CRITIQUE

Pronunciation:  kri'teek

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"
  2. [n]  an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  3. [v]  appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance"

CRITIQUE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: critical review, criticism, review, review, review article
 See Also: book review, critical analysis, critical appraisal, criticism, examen, judge, knock, literary criticism, notice, peer review, rave, referee, roast, self-criticism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cri*tique"\ (kr?-t?k"), n. [F. critique, f., fr. Gr.
    ???? (sc. ????) the critical art, from ?????. See {Critic}.]
    1. The art of criticism. [Written also {critic}.] [R.]
    2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature
       or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and
       through analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's
       ``Critique of Pure Reason.''
             I should as soon expect to see a critique on the
             poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal.
    3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]
             A question among critiques in the ages to come.
                                                   --Bp. Lincoln.
  2. \Cri*tique"\, v. t. [Cf. {Critic}, v.]
    To criticise or pass judgment upon. [Obs.] --Pope.
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