hypercritical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hypercritical inclined to judge too severely "hypercritical of colloquial speech","the overcritical teacher can discourage originality"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hypercritical Excessively nice or exact.
    • Hypercritical Over critical; unreasonably or unjustly critical; carping; captious. "Hypercritical readers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hypercritical Excessively or captiously critical; judging adversely from trivial or irrelevant considerations; unduly finical or unjustly severe in judgment.
    • hypercritical Excessively exacting or scrupulous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Hypercritical over-critical
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Usage

In literature:

My daughters are critical, and call her blue, but I think they are hypercritical.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Not wishing to appear hypercritical, I had said nothing, but I had thought.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
I take the official oath to-day with no mental reservation, and with no purpose to construe the Constitution or laws by any hypercritical rules.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
Julius had come to it in a fretful, hypercritical mood.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
On Emerson's poetry he is even, as on his own principles he was, perhaps, bound to be, rather hypercritical.
"Matthew Arnold" by George Saintsbury
The tendency of her art-education has been to make her disdainfully hypercritical.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
In these I am not disposed to pick the least hole, by fastidious or hypercritical observations.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
I hope they do not read as if I were hypercritical or sceptical.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
I am an old liar and an old hypercrite.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read
It seems to me that some of its opponents are somewhat hypercritical.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
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In news:

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