Definition of critically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkrɪtɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪtɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that expresses disapproval of somebody/something and says what you think is bad about them She spoke critically of her father.
  2. 2in a way that is extremely important because a future situation will be affected by it a critically important decision
  3. 3in a way that is serious, uncertain and possibly dangerous He is critically ill in intensive care.
  4. 4in a way that involves making fair, careful judgements about the good and bad qualities of somebody/something I looked at myself critically in the mirror.
  5. 5in a way that is connected with the judgement of critics of art, music, literature, etc. a critically acclaimed artist