- critic [krit′ik]n.[L criticus < Gr kritikos, a critic, orig., critical, able to discern < krinein: see CRISIS]1.a) a person who forms and expresses judgments of people or things according to certain standards or valuesb) such a person whose profession is to write or broadcast such judgments of books, music, paintings, sculpture, plays, films, television, etc., as for a newspaper2. a person who indulges in faultfinding and censure
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.