Definition of Criticaster

1. n. A contemptible or vicious critic.



Definition of Criticaster

1. Noun. A petty or charlatan critic. ¹

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Definition of Criticaster

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Criticaster

critical review
critical section
critical temperature
critical theory
critical thinking
critical tide level
critical update
critical velocity
criticalities
criticality
critically
critically-acclaimed
critically acclaimed
criticalness
criticalnesses
criticaster (current term)
criticasters
criticisable
criticise
criticised
criticiser
criticisers
criticises
criticising
criticisingly
criticism
criticisms
criticizable
criticization
criticizations

Literary usage of Criticaster

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1. The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine (1865)
"Need I carry this further, since " criticaster " supplies material to confute ... I should refer " criticaster " to his library shelves (if he have any) to ..."

2. The Bookman (1910)
"criticaster. As to Charles Reade, this criticism applies to nearly all his books. ... If "criticaster" has read the Letter Box from the outset, ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
""criticaster, < L. criti- cus, a critic, + dim. -aster. ... The criticaster, having looked for a given expression in his dictionary, but without finding it ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1883)
"... though without occasion, to supersede entirely its more ancient synonyms, “result” and “issue.” criticaster is as legitimate a word as poetaster, ..."

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