Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


It was not his disposition to find fault or to be over-critical at any time.

He had the misfortune to be over-critical, but no less so of himself than of others.

I promise you two pupils at least not over-critical—my wife and myself.

He was fastidious and over-critical, it might be, in his theories, but in practice he was easily suited and never vexed.

He cared little for books or study of any sort, he was over-critical, and yet without the ambition to perfect himself.

Teachers need have no fear that the different groups will be over-critical or discourteous to one another.

Two hours of outdoor exercise by the master never yet made him over-critical of the cook.

Henley charitably viewed the individual from his own point rather than that of the over-critical Dixie.

“M. Prvost, surely you are over-critical when you do not applaud,” said M. de St. Julhien, banteringly.

Either he is frankly indulged, or else an over-critical attitude is taken toward him.