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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
critical /'kritikəl/
  • tính từ
    • phê bình, phê phán
    • hay chỉ trích, hay chê bai; có ý kiến chống lại; khó tính, khó chiều
    • nguy cấp, nguy ngập, nguy kịch
      • to be in a critical condition: ở trong tình trang nguy kịch
    • (vật lý); (toán học) tới hạn
      • critical point: điểm tới hạn
      • critical temperature: độ nhiệt tới hạn
    • critical age
      • (y học) thời kỳ mãn kinh
Concise Dictionary
+marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
+at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
+characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
+urgently needed; absolutely necessary
+forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
+being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
+of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 carping, fault-finding, censorious, disparaging, depreciatory or depreciative, depreciating, deprecatory or deprecative, deprecating, judgemental:
The article was highly critical of the council.
2 crucial, important, essential, basic, key, decisive, pivotal, vital, momentous:
The meeting at the bank will be critical for us.
3 grave, serious, dangerous, uncertain, perilous, severe, touch-and-go, ticklish, sensitive, touchy, Colloq parlous:
His illness has reached the critical stage.
Advanced English Dictionary
+ adjective
expressing disapproval
1 ~ (of sb/sth) expressing disapproval of sb/sth and saying what you think is bad about them: a critical comment / report + The supervisor is always very critical. + Tom's parents were highly critical of the school.
2 extremely important because a future situation will be affected by it
Synonym: CRUCIAL
a critical factor in the election campaign + Reducing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is of critical importance. + Your decision is critical to our future.
serious / dangerous
3 serious, uncertain and possibly dangerous: The first 24 hours after the operation are the most critical. + a critical moment in our country's history + One of the victims of the fire remains in a critical condition.
See also - CRISIS
making careful judgements
4 involving making fair, careful judgements about the good and bad qualities of sb/sth: Students are encouraged to develop critical thinking instead of accepting everything they are told without questioning it.
of art / music / books, etc.
5 [only before noun] according to the judgement of critics of art, music, literature, etc: the film director's greatest critical success + In her day she never received the critical acclaim (= praise from the critics) she deserved.
critically adverb: She spoke critically of her father. + He is critically ill in intensive care. + I looked at myself critically in the mirror.
Collocation Dictionary

1 disapproving


be | become | remain


bitterly, deeply, extremely, fiercely, harshly, highly, severely, sharply, strongly, very | increasingly | a little, mildly, quite | openly
She became openly critical of party policy.


The report was highly critical of the railway's poor safety record.

2 important


be | become


really | absolutely | increasingly


Maintaining control of the the budget is absolutely critical for success.
| to
This reorganization is critical to the long-term future of the company.

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