British Dictionary definitions for critical critical / ( ˈkrɪtɪkəl) / adjective containing or making severe or negative judgments containing careful or analytical evaluations a critical dissertation of or involving a critic or criticism of or forming a crisis; crucial; decisive a critical operation urgently needed critical medical supplies
critical adjective uk / ˈkrɪtɪk ə l / us extremely important to the progress or success of something: critical to/for sth Logistics and distribution are critical to an e-commerce venture's success. Critical decisions need to be taken. We see this as a critical time and potentially a turning point in the crisis. extremely serious or dangerous:
being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency. “a critical shortage of food”. “a critical illness”. “an illness at the critical stage”. Synonyms: acute. of critical importance and consequence. dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
critical ( ˈkrɪtɪkəl) adj 1. containing or making severe or negative judgments 2. containing careful or analytical evaluations: a critical dissertation. 3. of or involving a critic or criticism 4. of or forming a crisis; crucial; decisive: a critical operation. 5. urgently needed: critical medical supplies. 6.
See definition of critical on Dictionary.com adj. fault-finding, detracting adj. urgently important synonyms for critical Compare Synonyms demanding analytical belittling biting calumniatory captious carping caviling cavillous censorious censuring choleric condemning critic cutting cynical demeaning derogatory diagnostic disapproving discerning
Britannica Dictionary definition of CRITICAL. 1. [more critical; most critical] : expressing criticism or disapproval. You're always so critical. They are often critical of the mayor's policies. [=they often criticize the mayor's policies] 2. : of or relating to the judgments of critics about books, movies, art, etc.
Jan 26, 2023 · noun. : an illness or condition involving danger of death. a patient in critical condition.