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critical
used in In Cold Blood

9 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
  • He criticized everything and Nancy kept telling him to hush up.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (68% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" flagged with this meaning in In Cold Blood.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —8 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He is overly sensitive to criticisms that others make of him, and cannot tolerate being made fun of.
    4 — The Corner (50% in)
  • It was perhaps the only criticism ever made of Mr. Clutter as an employer.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (11% in)
  • Moreover, unlike Willie-Jay, he was not critical of Perry's exotic aspirations; he was willing to listen, catch fire, share with him those visions of "guaranteed treasure" lurking in Mexican seas, Brazilian jungles.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (59% in)
  • If you are getting your back up-better simmer down as I realize there are none of us who take criticism cheerfully & it is natural to feel a certain amount of resentment towards the one giving this criticism so I am prepared for one or two things-a) Not to hear from you at all, or b) a letter telling me exactly what you think of me.
    2 — Persons Unknown (81% in)
  • If you are getting your back up-better simmer down as I realize there are none of us who take criticism cheerfully & it is natural to feel a certain amount of resentment towards the one giving this criticism so I am prepared for one or two things-a) Not to hear from you at all, or b) a letter telling me exactly what you think of me.
    2 — Persons Unknown (81% in)
  • Respect her limitations to comprehend your objectives, and remember that she is touchy towards criticism of your Dad.
    2 — Persons Unknown (88% in)
  • It was an opportunity the judge preferred to reject, for as a fellow jurist once remarked, "Tate is what you might call a law-book lawyer, he never experiments, he goes strictly by the text"; but the same critic also said of him, "If I were innocent, he's the first man I'd want on the bench; if I was guilty, the last."
    4 — The Corner (19% in)
  • Only he's so critical.
    4 — The Corner (91% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in In Cold Blood.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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