• An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
    An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v criticize find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws "The paper criticized the new movie","Don't knock the food--it's free"
    • v criticize act as a critic "Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • criticize To examine or judge critically; utter or write criticisms upon; pass judgment upon with respect to merit or demerit; animadvert upon; discover and weigh the faults and merits of: as, to criticize a painting; to criticize a poem; to criticize conduct.
    • criticize Specifically To censure; judge with severity; point out defects or faults in.
    • criticize To act as a critic; judge of anything critically; utter or write critical opinions.
    • criticize To animadvert; express opinions as to particular points: followed by on.
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  • George Carey
    George Carey
    “People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.”
  • Motto
    “Upright whether in prosperous or in critical circumstances.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.”


Armchair critic - An armchair critic is someone who offers advice but never shows that they could actually do any better.


In literature:

They publish continued stories, or novels, and racy criticisms of music, art, and literature.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
The majority of them were Dissenters, critics, not friends, of the Church of England, that stanch defender of the British monarchy.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The critical action is, in greater or less degree, wrong or bad.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
Criticism should therefore be appreciative in two ways.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
When the man who tears down by criticism fails to point out the way to build up, he is a destructive critic.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
To a great degree these criticisms are based upon the sentence structure.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Obviously the editor who allows himself the wider range lays himself open to more criticism, point by point.
"Adventures in Criticism" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Some critics regarded her as far more of the tragedian than the singer.
"Great Singers, Second Series" by George T. Ferris
The critics discuss his "readings" just as they do the performances of great pianists and singers.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel

In poetry:

And the barn fell to a barn
Or even less
Before critical eyes and its own
Late mightiness.
"The Barn and the Down" by Edward Thomas
Every critic in the town
Runs the minor poet down;
Every critic—don't you know it?
Is himself a minor poet.
"A Coincidence" by Robert Fuller Murray
She saw him mark for the first time,
With critic eye,
What five years’ heavy toil had done
’Neath roof and sky.
"The Selector’s Wife" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
How often have the critics, trained
To look upon the sky
Through telescopes securely chained,
Forgot the naked eye.
"A Criticism of Critics" by Robert Fuller Murray
The Final Critic of the craft,
As stage tradition tells;
And yet—perhaps 'twill only be
The jester with his bells.
"In the Wings" by Bliss William Carman
Time's the Master Critic,
Only he can say
What, among these verses,
Good and bad and worse is --
What will live for aye.
"Poem" by Bert Leston Taylor

In news:

Ellen Gray, Daily News TV Critic Philadelphia Daily News.
One of the things a critic has to be wary of is the lure of novelty.
Why is the preservation of a natural wetland so critical to preventing algal blooms.
What do the French say to such criticism.
The Vatican is criticizing its dedicated female servants when it should be giving them a larger role in the church.
Regardless of whether or not the criticism that Mitt Romney and his campaign have been facing abroad is fair, they should have known better.
Scientists using the Arecibo telescope have found the critical ingredients for the soup of life in a galaxy far, far away.
Delaware Today magazine Savor dining review: A review by dining critic Matt Amis of Just Hooked, a restaurant in Fenwick Island owned by Steven Hagen.
THE true critic, Vladimir Nabokov once observed, reads not with his brain but with his backbone.
Jordanian loyalists, some armed with wooden sticks and batons to threat their critics, march in the streets while chanting pro-King Abdullah slogans and carrying a Jordanian flag in Irbid, Jordan, Friday, Nov 16, 2012.
Critic's picks: Magico, 'Carta de Amor ,' and Jan Garbarek, 'Dansere'.
Tigers are critically endangered with fewer than 3,200 remaining in the wild.
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon reacted with amusement when informed that Bobby Valentine had cited Maddon to deflect criticism that he had shown up late at the ballpark last Friday in Oakland.
The timing of was insensitive to India, critics say.
Cinematic Incident Report Form (Incidents involving film critics, cinema employees, movie patrons).

In science:

It is emphasized that our putative exact critical exponents would represent the behaviors of the system exactly at the critical region, as the critical point could be fixed exactly, which would have physical significances correlated directly with the existence of the fourth curled – up dimension.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
In consideration of the insensitive dependence of the critical exponent γ to the exact location of the critical point, we suggest here that the critical exponent γ is the most reliable one among the others determined by the renormalization group theory and Monte Carlo simulations.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
Then, comparing this group of the critical exponents with the putative exact values, one find that the critical exponents α and ν are the same as the putative exact ones, while the critical exponents β, γ, δ and η appear to be accurate to within 1.7%, 1.0%, 2.1% and 15%, respectively.
Conjectures on exact solution of three - dimensional (3D) simple orthorhombic Ising lattices
We discuss the critical and off-critical field theory for LERW, compute multipoint functions of the perturbing operator and subinterval hitting probabilities — and derive in two ways the off-critical driving process to first order in the magnitude of the perturbation.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
In the continuum the weights (relative the critical weights) are e−νLD (γ ) with LD (γ ) ≃ lD (γ )dκ and the ratio of the off-critical partition function to the critical one is ZD = E[ e−νLD (γ ) ].
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs