critically[ krit-i-kuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF critically
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRITICALLY
"They're pretty well fixed here," observed Kingozi critically.
He looked at them critically and replied: "Certainly they are lean."
She looked at him critically, her head a little on one side.
He stared critically, and remained staring, but not critically.
And the man who "must be there himself" was critically ill and unconscious!
"I should judge you wise in most things," he answered slowly, critically.
"You will be hard put to it, with your nature, Charles," she told him critically.
A soprano voice was heard, and I listened as critically as I could.
But she read refusal in his eyes as he looked at her critically, and saw him choose Stryker.
Jeff was watching the boys across the flats, critically and with a real interest.
1580s, "censorious," from critic + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to criticism" is from 1741; medical sense is from c.1600; meaning "of the nature of a crisis" is from 1640s; that of "crucial" is from 1841, from the "decisive" sense in Latin criticus. Related: Criticality (1756; in the nuclear sense, 1950); critically (1650s, "accurately;" 1815, "in a critical situation"). In nuclear science, critical mass is attested from 1940.