toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

critical
used in The Horse Whisperer

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —1 use as in:
don't be so critical
Definition
finding fault and telling others; or tending to have unfavorable opinions
  • He had criticized Lucy Friedman's lounge lizard piece which Annie considered quite brilliant; he'd queried the design team over two front covers—not in a heavy-handed way but enough to make an impression; and he'd sent Annie a long memo about how he thought their coverage of Wall Street was slipping behind the competition.
    Nineteen (14% in)

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Grace hadn't meant to imply any criticism of her mother but she knew from the way Diane looked at her that this was how it had sounded.
    Nineteen (80% in)
  • She thought they had done just that with Fenimore Fiske, the magazine's aging and insufferable movie critic who was now badmouthing her in the Post.
    One (40% in)
  • The downside of doing it alone was of course the inevitable criticism he would face for buying the wrong things.
    One (81% in)
  • Words intended as motherly guidance seemed increasingly doomed to be taken as criticism.
    Two (23% in)
  • The office bloodletting had made her irritable and more than usually critical.
    Two (81% in)

There are no more uses of "critical" in The Horse Whisperer.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®