critique

[kri-teek]

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.

Origin of critique

1695–1705; < French < Greek kritikḗ the art of criticism, noun use of feminine of kritikós critical, skilled in judging; replacing critic
Can be confusedcritic criticism critique
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Examples from the Web for critiquing

Contemporary Examples of critiquing

  • From an earned-media standpoint, Occupy got off of its message of critiquing the economy and got bogged down in process.

  • But critiquing Sarah Palin, Todd Akin, Sharon Angle, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann, is actually very easy.

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    What I Saw On The Blog

    Noah Kristula-Green

    August 28, 2012

  • There is definitely an appeal in critiquing Republicans who are obviously unqualified to govern.

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    What I Saw On The Blog

    Noah Kristula-Green

    August 28, 2012

  • Then read the mountains of judgment, scorn, bragging, critiquing, and defensiveness that each debate seems to produce.

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    You're Pregnant, Have a Drink

    Kate Tuttle

    October 6, 2010

  • Critiquing one finalist, she brutally compared him to Wong: “My god, I miss Alex right now.”

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    The Reality Makeover That Failed

    Andy Dehnart

    August 10, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for critiquing

critique

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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Word Origin and History for critiquing

critique

n.

1702, restored French spelling of 17c. critick "art of criticism" (see critic), ultimately from Greek kritike tekhne "the critical art."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper