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Definition of critic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who expresses opinions about the good and bad qualities of books, music, etc. a music/theater/literary, etc. critic The critics loved the movie.
  2. 2a person who expresses disapproval of someone or something and talks about their bad qualities, especially publicly She is one of the ruling party's most outspoken critics. a critic of private health care
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