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if you are critical, you criticize someone or something
Many economists are critical of the government's economic policies.
Many parents are
of the school.
He made some
something that is critical is very important because what happens in the future depends on it
These talks are critical to the future of the peace process.
for us to know the truth.
Foreign trade is
of critical importance
to the economy.
a critical time or situation is serious and worrying because things might suddenly become much worse
The fighting has stopped, but the situation is still critical.
changes that took place during the critical period at the end of the war
so ill that you might die
He is still
in a critical condition
She is in intensive care, where she remains critical but stable.
the critical list
the list of patients in a hospital who are so ill that they might die
on the critical list
Two of the victims were still on the critical list Sunday night.
take somebody off the critical list
He was taken off the critical list and is now in a stable condition.
if a system, plan, company etc is on the critical list, it is having severe problems and might fail soon
making careful judgments about how good or bad something is
His book provides a critical analysis of the television industry in Britain.
She looked round the room
with a critical eye
according to critics who give judgments about art, films, theatre, and books
The book came out last year
critics said it was very good
Her first play was a
critics said it was good
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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