critique

[ kri-teek ]
/ krɪˈtik /

noun

an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review.
a criticism or critical comment on some problem, subject, etc.
the art or practice of criticism.

verb (used with object), cri·tiqued, cri·ti·quing.

to review or analyze critically.

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Origin of critique

First recorded in 1695–1705; from French, from Greek kritikḗ “the art of criticism,” noun use of feminine of kritikós “critical, skilled in judging”; replacing critic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH critique

critic, criticism, critique
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British Dictionary definitions for critique

critique
/ (krɪˈtiːk) /

noun

a critical essay or commentary, esp on artistic work
the act or art of criticizing

Word Origin for critique

C17: from French, from Greek kritikē, from kritikos able to discern
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