a person who is excessively or captiously critical.

Nearby words

  1. hyperchylomicronemia,
  2. hyperconscious,
  3. hypercorrect,
  4. hypercorrection,
  5. hypercortisolism,
  6. hypercritical,
  7. hypercriticism,
  8. hypercryesthesia,
  9. hypercube,
  10. hypercupremia

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