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crit·ic

critic

 
 
pronunciation:
krI tihk
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anyone who judges or evaluates.
Jill's piano teacher is a harsh critic at times.
synonyms:
judge
similar words:
censor, editor
definition 2: a person whose work is to judge and write opinions about music, movies, plays, art, and literature.
The new play received a lot of praise from the critics in the newspapers.
 
similar words:
censor, commentator, editor, editorialist
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The word critic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.