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critical
used in Fahrenheit 451

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • Montag, old men who stay at home, afraid, tending their peanut-brittle bones, have no right to criticize.
    p. 100.1
criticize = give opinions of what is wrong with something
  • With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word 'intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.
    p. 55.7
critics = people whose job is to share expert judgement
There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in Fahrenheit 451.

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2  —2 uses as in:
critical acclaim
Definition
relating to thoughtful judgement of what is good and bad about something — possibly from people whose job is to share their expert opinions in a given industry
  • No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said.
    p. 55.3
critics = people whose job is to share expert judgement
  • Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater.
    p. 55.2
critics = people whose job is to share expert judgement
There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in Fahrenheit 451.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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