hypercritical

[ hahy-per-krit-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl /

adjective

excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical.

Nearby words

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

Origin of hypercritical

First recorded in 1595–1605; hyper- + critical

Related formshy·per·crit·i·cal·ly, adverb

Can be confusedhypercritical hypocritical

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British Dictionary definitions for hypercritical

hypercritical

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl) /

adjective

excessively or severely critical; carping; captious
Derived Formshypercritic, nounhypercritically, adverbhypercriticism, noun

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Word Origin and History for hypercritical

hypercritical

adj.

c.1600, from hyper- + critical.

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