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noun [countable]     critic pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    someone who does not like something and states their opinion about it
    critic of:

    She has been the strongest critic of the government’s tax proposals.

  2. 2
    someone whose job is to write or broadcast their opinions about things such as books, films, or plays

    Michael is the paper’s literary critic.

  3. 3
    Canadian a member of an opposition party whose job is to follow and comment on a particular government ministry

    The Conservative immigration critic, Tony Clement, described the decision to bar Kooner from entering the US as ’absurd and ridiculous’.

    This meaning is based on one submitted to the Open Dictionary from United Kingdom on 07/03/2017


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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