overcritical

[oh-ver-krit-i-kuhl]
adjective
excessively critical; hypercritical.

Origin:
1850–55; over- + critical

overcritically, adverb
overcriticalness, noun
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overcritical

adjective
inclined to judge too severely; "hypercritical of colloquial speech"; "the overcritical teacher can discourage originality" [syn: hypercritical
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If anything, physicians have a tendency to be overcritical of themselves.
If anything, it may have been overcritical with respect to its suggestion that the record could have been improved upon.
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