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critical
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • People like Mr. Heck Tate did not trap you with innocent questions to make fun of you; even Jem was not highly critical unless you said something stupid.
    p. 313.2
critical = expressing unfavorable opinions
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2  —1 use 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
  • Attentive critics of courthouse business, Atticus said they knew as much law as the Chief Justice, from long years of observation.
    p. 217.9
critics = people who share expert judgement
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