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hypercriticism

[ hahy-per-krit-uh-siz-uhm ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt əˌsɪz əm /
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noun

criticism that is carping or unduly harsh.

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Origin of hypercriticism

First recorded in 1670–80; hyper- + criticism
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