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[hahy-per-krit-uh-siz-uh m]
  1. criticism that is carping or unduly harsh.
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Origin of hypercriticism

First recorded in 1670–80; hyper- + criticism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for hypercriticism

Historical Examples

  • All this is hypercritical, but hypercriticism must be met with its own weapons.

    The Verbalist

    Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)

  • This is not hypercriticism; you have had training enough to know that.

  • So much for hypercriticism, which has run away with all my paper.

  • This canon of criticism might have been secure from the malignity of hypercriticism.

  • She's very young, but she's already devoured with hypercriticism.

    Paradise Garden

    George Gibbs