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Meaning of HYPERCRITICAL

Pronunciation:  `hIpur'kritikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  inclined to judge too severely; "hypercritical of colloquial speech"; "the overcritical teacher can discourage originality"
 

HYPERCRITICAL is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: critical, overcritical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy`per*crit"ic*al\, a.
1. Over critical; unreasonably or unjustly critical; carping;
   captious. ``Hypercritical readers.'' --Swift.

2. Excessively nice or exact. --Evelyn.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: captious, carping, caviling, censorious, critic, critical, cynical, faultfinding, hairsplitting, hypersensitive, morbidly sensitive, nagging, niggling, overconscientious, overcritical, overfastidious, overmeticulous, overnice, overparticular, overprecise, overrefined, overscrupulous, oversensitive, oversqueamish, pettifogging, quibbling, trichoschistic, ultracritical
 

 

 

 

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