[ krit-uh-sahyz ]
/ ˈkrɪt əˌsaɪz /
verb (used with object), crit·i·cized, crit·i·ciz·ing.
to censure or find fault with.
to judge or discuss the merits and faults of: to criticize three novels in one review.
verb (used without object), crit·i·cized, crit·i·ciz·ing.
to find fault; judge unfavorably or harshly.
to make judgments as to merits and faults.
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Also especially British, crit·i·cise.
crit·i·ciz·a·ble, adjectivecrit·i·ciz·er, nouncrit·i·ciz·ing·ly, adverbnon·crit·i·ciz·ing, adjective, noun
o·ver·crit·i·cize, verb, o·ver·crit·i·cized, o·ver·crit·i·ciz·ing.pre·crit·i·cize, verb (used with object), pre·crit·i·cized, pre·crit·i·ciz·ing.re·crit·i·cize, verb (used with object), re·crit·i·cized, re·crit·i·ciz·ing.un·crit·i·ciz·a·ble, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·a·bly, adverbun·crit·i·cized, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·ing, adjectiveun·crit·i·ciz·ing·ly, adverbwell-crit·i·cized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for over-criticize
/ (ˈkrɪtɪˌsaɪz) /
to judge (something) with disapproval; censure
to evaluate or analyse (something)
Derived Formscriticizable or criticisable, adjectivecriticizer or criticiser, nouncriticizingly or criticisingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for over-criticize
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