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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Hypercritic Hypercritical.
    • n Hypercritic One who is critical beyond measure or reason; a carping critic; a captious censor. "Hypercritics in English poetry."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypercritic One who is critical beyond measure or reason; an over-rigid critic; a captious censor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypercritic hī-per-krit′ik one who is over-critical
    • adjs Hypercritic over-critical
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. hyper-, + critic,: cf. F. hypercritique,


In literature:

Headingly had been hypercritical over the tints of Nature.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
His subsequent visits were frequent and seldom welcomed by the rank and file, who found him awe-inspiring and hypercritical.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
SEATSFIELD: 'You are somewhat hypercritical.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The thrush is spreading and meets with the approval of the hypercritical New Zealander.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
That was the end; and all our men, looking hypercritically helpful, ran to the rescue.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
He is not hypercritical.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914" by Various
She read the note over with hypercritical sensitiveness to its defects, but decided that it must do.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
I cannot be hypercritical on this our last night ashore.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
And I say this without the least wish to disparage these hypercritical persons.
"Lectures Delivered in America in 1874" by Charles Kingsley
The objection seems rather hypercritical than plausible.
"Calvert and Penn" by Brantz Mayer
The biggest fool that ever made a track; and a hypercrit with it.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
But Bacon is apparently hypercritical in his estimate of the translators from the Arabic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
Have thirty-eight years corrected my taste, or made me a hypercritic in these matters?
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
To be hypercritical here is often absurd and sometimes silly.
"English As We Speak It in Ireland" by P. W. Joyce
But, perhaps, as Ezekiel is coming, it is hypercritical to object to Jeremiah.
"Is the Bible Indictable?" by Annie Besant
Those who accepted Morlene's verdict and now read the Plan simply for the purpose of defending her from hypercritical personages are heroes indeed.
"Unfettered" by Sutton E. Griggs
Arek chuckled, examining the idea, and went on with her work; she had become a hypercritical cook, under Dorothy's guidance.
"West Of The Sun" by Edgar Pangborn
Oi till yez, he's a genywine hypercrit!
"The Long Dim Trail" by Forrestine C. Hooker
Waveney, who was bitten with the same disease, was certainly not disposed to be hypercritical on the behaviour of the lovers.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
He is no longer hypercritical as to good looks, I can tell you.
"True to a Type, Vol. II (of 2)" by Robert Cleland

In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Toskala unafraid to play in hypercritical Toronto.

In science:

Since the mass accretion rates are hypercritical and the densities in the disk correspondingly high, photons cannot escape and the energy is set free in form of neutrinos rather than electromagnetic radiation (Popham, Woosley, & Fryer 1999).
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
It is an intriguing question whether the large masses for Ter 5 I and J resulted from the collision formation mechanism, possibly during a short period of hypercritical accretion which partially or completely spun-up the pulsars (41).
Twenty-One Millisecond Pulsars in Terzan 5 Using the Green Bank Telescope
The second point comes when after the supernova explosion the hypercritical fallback accretion, produced by a reversed shock, reaches the NS surface.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
The strength of the surface magnetic field of a new-born NS which has undergone hypercritical accretion may thus be very different if its magnetic field is fossile or of proto-NS dynamo origin.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
Rediffusion of the interior magnetic field after the hypercritical accretion phase for three different submergence depths.
Turning Points in the Evolution of Isolated Neutron Stars' Magnetic Fields
Although encouraged by Fermi to go public with his results, Ma jorana’s hypercritical judgement prevented him from doing so.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
Additionally, as described in § 4.1 and § 4.6, we make several other specific choices consistent with our previous work but not universally adopted in the literature (e.g., for the Bondi accretion rate in episodes of hypercritical common envelope accretion; for maximum NS mass).
Binary compact object coalescence rates: The role of elliptical galaxies
This is because the radiation field plays energet ically and dynamically important roles in the accretion flows plung ing into the black hole, especially for the supercritical or hypercritical accretion flows, where the photons or neutrinos interac t with matter.
Anisotropic radiation field and trapped photons around the Kerr black hole