• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hypercritic Hypercritical.
    • n Hypercritic One who is critical beyond measure or reason; a carping critic; a captious censor. "Hypercritics in English poetry."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypercritic One who is critical beyond measure or reason; an over-rigid critic; a captious censor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypercritic hī-per-krit′ik one who is over-critical
    • adjs Hypercritic over-critical
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. hyper-, + critic,: cf. F. hypercritique,


In literature:

Headingly had been hypercritical over the tints of Nature.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
His subsequent visits were frequent and seldom welcomed by the rank and file, who found him awe-inspiring and hypercritical.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
SEATSFIELD: 'You are somewhat hypercritical.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The thrush is spreading and meets with the approval of the hypercritical New Zealander.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
That was the end; and all our men, looking hypercritically helpful, ran to the rescue.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
He is not hypercritical.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914" by Various
She read the note over with hypercritical sensitiveness to its defects, but decided that it must do.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
I cannot be hypercritical on this our last night ashore.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
And I say this without the least wish to disparage these hypercritical persons.
"Lectures Delivered in America in 1874" by Charles Kingsley
The objection seems rather hypercritical than plausible.
"Calvert and Penn" by Brantz Mayer

In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Toskala unafraid to play in hypercritical Toronto.

In science:

Since the mass accretion rates are hypercritical and the densities in the disk correspondingly high, photons cannot escape and the energy is set free in form of neutrinos rather than electromagnetic radiation (Popham, Woosley, & Fryer 1999).
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
It is an intriguing question whether the large masses for Ter 5 I and J resulted from the collision formation mechanism, possibly during a short period of hypercritical accretion which partially or completely spun-up the pulsars (41).
Twenty-One Millisecond Pulsars in Terzan 5 Using the Green Bank Telescope
The second point comes when after the supernova explosion the hypercritical fallback accretion, produced by a reversed shock, reaches the NS surface.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
The strength of the surface magnetic field of a new-born NS which has undergone hypercritical accretion may thus be very different if its magnetic field is fossile or of proto-NS dynamo origin.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
Rediffusion of the interior magnetic field after the hypercritical accretion phase for three different submergence depths.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields