a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men.
a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh judgments; faultfinder.

1575–85; < Latin criticus < Greek kritikós skilled in judging (adj.), critic (noun), equivalent to krī́t(ēs) judge, umpire (krī́(nein) to separate, decide + -tēs agent suffix) + -ikos -ic

supercritic, noun

critic, criticism, critique.

2. reviewer, judge. 3. censurer, carper. Unabridged
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critic (ˈkrɪtɪk)
1.  a person who judges something
2.  a professional judge of art, music, literature, etc
3.  a person who often finds fault and criticizes
[C16: from Latin criticus, from Greek kritikos capable of judging, from kritēs judge; see criterion]

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Word Origin & History

1580s, from L. criticus, from Gk. kritikos "able to make judgments," from krinein "to separate, decide" (see crisis). The Eng. word always had overtones of "censurer, faultfinder."
"A perfect judge will read each work of wit
With the same spirit that its author writ;"
[Pope, "An Essay on Criticism," 1709]
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Example sentences
From the deluge of art, a critic chooses some standouts.
It is not every day that a literary and cultural critic is immortalized in
  popular fiction, even a story set in academe.
Neither critic doubts that inequality rose and that poorer people gained access
  to more credit.
No one, no even the fiercest critic of modernity, takes offense at them.
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