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overcritical

[oh-ver-krit-i-kuh l] /ˈoʊ vərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
excessively critical; hypercritical.
Origin of overcritical
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; over- + critical
Related forms
overcritically, adverb
overcriticalness, noun
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  • I felt at the time that a man who objects to a few taps on the face with a pickax is overcritical.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock
  • There are always plenty of overcritical people besides Miss Pettus to be found everywhere.

    Oldfield Nancy Huston Banks
  • Well, for a man who looks negligee even in evening clothes aren't you overcritical?

    Fanny Herself Edna Ferber

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