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Her father was a very critical man.
He gave a highly critical speech.
People have been critical of the way she has handled the affair.
Classroom practice is a critical factor in children's learning.
What happens in the next few days is critical to our success.
an issue that is of critical importance to the party
Negotiations have entered a critical phase.
Several of the passengers are still critical.
In his book, Laurence takes a critical look at modern life.
It wasn't the critical success they had hoped for.
Her latest show has won much critical acclaim.
This is the British English definition of critical. View American English definition of critical.