Share this entry

British English: /ˈkrɪtɪk(ə)l/
American English: /ˈkrɪdək(ə)l/

Translation of critical in French:


  • 2 (acute)
    to be on the critical list
    être dans un état critique
  • 3 (disapproving) to be critical of somebody/something
    critiquer quelqu'un/quelque chose
  • 4 (analytical)
    (approach, angle, study, theory)
  • 5 (of reviewers)
    de la critique
    the film was a critical success
    le film a été acclamé par les critiques
  • 6 (discriminating)
    (reader, viewer)
    to take a critical look at something
    examiner quelque chose d'un œil critique

Definition of critical in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score: