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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Greek kritike 'critic's art', from kritikos; CRITIC

critique

1 noun
     
cri‧tique1 [uncountable and countable]
AL a detailed explanation of the problems of something such as a set of political ideas [↪ evaluation]
critique of
a major new critique of his work
a critique of modern economic theory
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critic, review, criticism, critique
!! Do not use critic to refer to something that a critic says or writes.A review is the usual word for a short article that a critic writes in a newspaper or magazine His first novel got wonderful reviews. Have you read the reviews of her play?criticism is the activity of publishing opinions about things such as books and films, or a group of essays, lectures etc on this subject a collection of literary criticismA critique is a detailed explanation of the problems of something such as a set of political ideas, in the form of a speech, book, article etc He wrote a critique of capitalism.See also critic
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