- One skilled in judging of the merits of literary or artistic works; a connoisseur; an adept; hence, one who examines literary or artistic works, etc., and passes judgment upon them; a reviewer.
- One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
- The art of criticism.
- An act of criticism; a critique.
- Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical.
- To criticise; to play the critic.