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hypercritical

[hahy-per-krit-i-kuh l] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
excessively or meticulously critical; overcritical.
Origin of hypercritical
1595-1605
1595-1605; hyper- + critical
Related forms
hypercritically, adverb
Can be confused
hypercritical, hypocritical.
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercritical

hypercritical

/ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl/
adjective
1.
excessively or severely critical; carping; captious
Derived Forms
hypercritic, noun
hypercritically, adverb
hypercriticism, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypercritical
adj.

c.1600, from hyper- + critical.

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