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Synonyms for criticalˈkrɪt ɪ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. critical(adj)

    marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, dispensable, acritical, noncrucial

  2. critical(adj)

    at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    noncritical, acritical, noncrucial, dispensable, uncritical

  3. critical(adj)

    characterized by careful evaluation and judgment

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    dispensable, noncrucial, uncritical, acritical, noncritical

  4. critical, vital(adj)

    urgently needed; absolutely necessary

    Synonyms:
    decisive, lively, full of life, critical, life-sustaining, vital

    Antonyms:
    acritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncritical, noncrucial

  5. critical, decisive(adj)

    forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis

    Synonyms:
    decisive, critical, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, dispensable, acritical

  6. critical(adj)

    being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    acritical, noncritical, uncritical, dispensable, noncrucial

  7. critical(adj)

    of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism

    Synonyms:
    decisive, vital

    Antonyms:
    uncritical, noncritical, noncrucial, acritical, dispensable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. critical

    That is minute which is of exceedingly limited dimensions, as a grain of dust, or which attends to matters of exceedingly slight amount or apparent importance; as, a minute account; minute observation. That which is broken up into minute particles is said to be comminuted; things may be termed fine which would not be termed comminuted; as, fine sand; fine gravel; but, in using the adverb, we say a substance is finely comminuted, comminuted referring more to the process, fine to the result. An account extended to very minute particulars is circumstantial, detailed, particular; an examination so extended is critical, exact, precise. Compare FINE.

    See synonyms for LARGE.

    Synonyms:
    circumstantial, comminuted, detailed, diminutive, exact, fine, little, minute, particular, precise, slender, small, tiny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. critical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    exact, nice, accurate

  2. critical(a.)

    Synonyms:
    censorious, carping, cavilling, captious


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