- excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical.
Origin of hypercritical
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Examples from the Web for hypercritical
All this is hypercritical, but hypercriticism must be met with its own weapons.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
"'Tis rude to laugh" is another precept of the hypercritical mother.A History of Nursery Rhymes
Percy B. Green
This is not hypercritical, but is in accordance with the knowledge we have to-day.
It were hypercritical to accuse him of a lack of originality.The Inside of the Cup, Complete
I was cross and ugly and hypercritical and generally nasty, and they passed me up.Cutting It out
Samuel G. Blythe
- excessively or severely critical; carping; captious
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Word Origin and History for hypercritical
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