[ hahy-per-krit-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪk /


a person who is excessively or captiously critical.

Origin of hypercritic

From the New Latin word hypercriticus, dating back to 1625–35. See hyper-, critic
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Examples from the Web for hypercritic

  • Have thirty-eight years corrected my taste, or made me a hypercritic in these matters?

    Rural Rides|William Cobbett