critical

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Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
critical

Comparative
more critical

Superlative
most critical

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Critical is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. A critical person always finds faults in things or people.
    Her parents were critical of her dress.
  2. If something is critical, it is very important.
    It's critical that my package arrives on time.
  3. If a person is in critical condition, they are badly injured.
    He got hit by a car and is in critical condition.

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