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critical

Synonyms of critical in English:

adjective

  • 1 a highly critical report
    censorious, condemnatory, condemning, denunciatory, disparaging, disapproving, scathing, fault-finding, judgmental, accusatory, negative, unfavorable
    informal nitpicking, picky
    [Antonyms] complimentary
  • 2 a critical essay
    evaluative, analytical, interpretative, expository, explanatory
  • 3 the situation is critical
    grave, serious, dangerous, risky, perilous, hazardous, precarious, touch-and-go, in the balance, uncertain, parlous, desperate, dire, acute, life-and-death
    [Antonyms] safe
  • 4 the choice of materials is critical for product safety
    [Antonyms] unimportant
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