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critical
used in The Fountainhead

37 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • "If I'm correct in gathering that you're criticizing mankind in general..."
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (28% in)
  • It was pleasant to look at buildings and criticize them with a professional manner and with the memory of page 439; to hold artistic discussions and exchange the same sentences from the same paragraphs.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (21% in)
  • I didn't mean to criticize or...I didn't mean anything.
    1.7 — Part 1 Chapter 7 (25% in)
  • "Am I correct in gathering," Francon asked, "that you are criticizing me and teaching me something about architecture?"
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • Are you here to give me lessons and criticize my taste and pass judgment?
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (29% in)
  • I'm not criticizing anything," said Roark quietly.
    1.8 — Part 1 Chapter 8 (30% in)
  • The leader of the profession—on a mean scale, there was no grand scale left in anything—was Gordon L. Prescott, Chairman of the Council of American Builders; Gordon L. Prescott who lectured on the transcendental pragmatism of architecture and social planning, who put his feet on tables in drawing rooms, attended formal dinners in knickerbockers and criticized the soup aloud.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (12% in)
  • "I stand with Mr. Scarret," said the man who had spoken of Senators, and the voices of the others seconded him, and the man who had criticized the editorials said suddenly, in the general noise: "I think Gail Wynand was a hell of a swell boss after all!"
    4.16 — Part 4 Chapter 16 (31% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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exact meaning not specified
  • Toohey's criticism of "The March of the Centuries" had been a blow.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (34% in)
  • Professor Peterkin, your critic of design, made an issue of the matter.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (46% in)
  • It's the critic's job to interpret the artist, Mr. Francon, even to the artist himself.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (8% in)
  • He's on his way to becoming the Napoleon of all architectural critics, your Uncle Ellsworth is, just watch him.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (63% in)
  • He did not plod laboriously through the centuries; he danced, said the critics, down the road of the ages, as a jester, a friend and a prophet.
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (8% in)
  • The advertisements for Sermons in Stone carried quotations from critics: "Magnificent!"
    1.6 — Part 1 Chapter 6 (19% in)
  • It appeared in the Banner and had started as a department of art criticism, but grown into an informal tribune from which Ellsworth M. Toohey pronounced verdicts on art, literature, New York restaurants, international crises and sociology—mainly sociology.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (30% in)
  • ...that Heller was the star columnist of the Chronicle, a brilliant, independent newspaper, arch-enemy of the Wynand publications; that Heller came from an old, distinguished family and had graduated from Oxford; that he had started as a literary critic and ended by becoming a quiet fiend devoted to the destruction of all forms of compulsion, private or public, in heaven or on earth; that he had been cursed by preachers, bankers, club-women and labor organizers; that he had better manners...
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (49% in)
  • Her field was confined to home decoration, but she ventured occasionally into architectural criticism.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (90% in)
  • Don't take it as a complaint—one must never complain against one's critics.
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (32% in)
  • ...In answer to those who consider all critics as fiends devoted solely to the destruction of sensitive talent, this column wishes to thank Peter Keating for affording us the rare—oh, so rare!
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • He was saying to an unhappy young architect: "No, my boy, what I have against you is not the bad building you designed, but the bad taste you exhibited in whining about my criticism of it.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (37% in)
  • Gradually, one of his many activities began to stand out among the others: he became known as an eminent critic of architecture.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (70% in)
  • Architectural criticism seemed to be a neglected field of endeavor; few people bothered to write about buildings, fewer to read.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (71% in)
  • If we seem to have forgotten our function as a critic of purely architectural values, we can say only that the occasion does not call for it.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (8% in)
  • It is a mistake to glorify mediocrity by an effort at serious criticism.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • The best drama critic in town.
    3.5 — Part 3 Chapter 5 (48% in)
  • Jules Fougler, the new drama critic of the Banner, sat without moving; he had not moved for two hours.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (5% in)
  • He was an eminent drama critic.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (14% in)
  • "Yes," said Fougler, "my approach to its criticism is the same as your approach to its writing.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (22% in)
  • What achievement is there for a critic in praising a good play?
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (28% in)
  • The critic is then nothing but a kind of glorified messenger boy between author and public.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (28% in)
  • But if a critic is able to put over a perfectly worthless play—ah, you do perceive the difference!
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (29% in)
  • Your own critic, Jules Fougler"—he stopped laughing.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (52% in)
  • He exhibited sounder judgment in matters of architectural merit than Mr. Austen Heller, the outmoded reactionary who has suddenly turned art critic.
    4.1 — Part 4 Chapter 1 (85% in)
  • That's what the critic said—in my own Banner.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (22% in)
  • The critic will simply observe the life of the masses and evaluate its artistic points for the public.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (56% in)
  • He did not think that the buildings looked like "coils of toothpaste when somebody steps on the tube or stylized versions of the lower intestine," as one critic had said.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (8% in)
  • They hang on to Kream-O Pudding, and leave us such trivia as the theater, the movies, the radio, the schools, the book reviews and the criticism of architecture.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (24% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in The Fountainhead.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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