critic

[ krit-ik ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪk /

noun

a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men.
a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh judgments; faultfinder.
Archaic.
  1. criticism.
  2. critique.

Origin of critic

1575–85; < Latin criticus < Greek kritikós skilled in judging (adj.), critic (noun), equivalent to krī́t(ēs) judge, umpire (krī́(nein) to separate, decide + -tēs agent suffix) + -ikos -ic
Related formssu·per·crit·ic, noun
Can be confusedcritic criticism critique
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critic

/ (ˈkrɪtɪk) /

noun

a person who judges something
a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc
a person who often finds fault and criticizes

Word Origin for critic

C16: from Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos capable of judging, from kritēs judge; see criterion
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