hypercritical hypercritical  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈkrɪ tɪ kəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) inclined to judge too severely

Usage(s):

  1. One thing is sure: Israelis are so hypercritical of themselves that they tend to blurt out complaints to the sympathetic ears of anyone who will listen.
  2. PTI'S editors are hypercritical about any changes designed to go into the magazine.
  3. When the crimson curtain finally fell on La Bohme, even hypercritical gallery-goers joined in the ovation for 22-year-old Soprano Mara Helena Arizmendi.

News

  • How to Make a Rape Joke

    I laughed out loud, in spite of myself, as I watched a rape victim tell her best friend what had happened to her. Yes: “laughter,” “rape,” and “victim,” all in the same sentence. To the average hypercritical Columbia student, that statement likely sets off several alarm bells.
    on November 21, 2013     Source: Columbia Daily Spectator

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