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  • adj.fault-finding, detracting
  • adj.urgently important

synonyms for critical

  • demanding
  • analytical
  • belittling
  • biting
  • calumniatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • cavillous
  • censorious
  • censuring
  • choleric
  • condemning
  • critic
  • cutting
  • cynical
  • demeaning
  • derogatory
  • diagnostic
  • disapproving
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • disparaging
  • exacting
  • exceptive
  • finicky
  • fussy
  • hairsplitting
  • humbling
  • hypercritical
  • lowering
  • nagging
  • niggling
  • nit-picking
  • overcritical
  • particular
  • penetrating
  • reproachful
  • sarcastic
  • satirical
  • scolding
  • severe
  • sharp
  • trenchant
  • withering
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antonyms for critical

MOST RELEVANT
  • complimentary
  • laudatory
  • praising
  • trivial
  • uncritical
  • unimportant
  • praising
  • complimentary
  • secure
  • safe
  • sure
  • certain
  • uncritical
  • laudatory
  • minor
  • inessential
  • unnecessary
  • unimportant
  • trivial
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How to use critical in a sentence

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Collaboration with the Schneider Electric site analytics team was critical for measurement as well, with bounce rate and site engagement becoming key user experience measurement metrics.
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Working as an ESPN broadcaster after 10 years coaching Kansas City, Schottenheimer had been highly critical of Snyder’s early moves as owner.
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The right equipment for the type of job you’re doing is critical for safety.
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Jude Children’s Research Hospital was able to digitize its contract signature process in just 10 days during this critical time.
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Having a chemical fuel is going to be critical part of decarbonizing everything.
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Typically, Lifeline subscribers receive free service, sparing those deep in poverty from having to take on steep costs just to access tools that are critical for their financial and physical well-being.
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He said he looked forward to spending the next few weeks learning about the staff’s critical work.
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However, getting a good fit is critical when you double mask, as adding multiple layers could create gaps between the masks.
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WORDS RELATED TO CRITICAL

  • afflictive
  • critical
  • crucial
  • dangerous
  • decisive
  • desperate
  • dire
  • essential
  • grave
  • serious
  • severe
  • sudden
  • urgent
  • vital
  • accusatory
  • captious
  • carping
  • caviling
  • cavillous
  • chiding
  • complaining
  • condemnatory
  • condemning
  • critical
  • culpatory
  • denouncing
  • disapproving
  • disparaging
  • fault-finding
  • hypercritical
  • overcritical
  • severe
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.