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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He was not without his critics, however, for his manipulation of subjects and
Because of his close ties with the commercial world, some art critics would
  describe his work as kitsch.
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