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[oh-ver-krit-i-kuh l]
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  1. excessively critical; hypercritical.
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Origin of overcritical

First recorded in 1850–55; over- + critical
Related formso·ver·crit·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·crit·i·cal·ness, noun
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  • I felt at the time that a man who objects to a few taps on the face with a pickax is overcritical.

    Behind the Beyond

    Stephen Leacock

  • There are always plenty of overcritical people besides Miss Pettus to be found everywhere.


    Nancy Huston Banks

  • Well, for a man who looks negligee even in evening clothes aren't you overcritical?

    Fanny Herself

    Edna Ferber