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critical as in marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
  • "a critical attitude"
critical as in at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
  • "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"
  • "critical mass"
  • "go critical"
critical as in characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
  • "a critical reading"
  • "a critical dissertation"
  • "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
critical as in urgently needed
  • "absolutely necessary"
  • "a critical element of the plan"
  • "critical medical supplies"
  • "vital for a healthy society"
  • "of vital interest"


  • vitalurgently needed; performing an essential function in the living body; full of spirit; manifesting or characteristic of life
critical as in forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
  • "a critical point in the campaign"
  • "the critical test"


  • decisivedetermining or having the power to determine an outcome; unmistakable; characterized by decision and firmness; forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
critical as in being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
  • "a critical shortage of food"
  • "a critical illness"
  • "an illness at the critical stage"
critical as in of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
  • "critical acclaim"