critic

n.

  1. 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.
  2. One who passes a rigorous or captious judgment; one who censures or finds fault; a harsh examiner or judge; a caviler; a carper.
  3. The art of criticism.
  4. An act of criticism; a critique.

a.

  1. Of or pertaining to critics or criticism; critical.

v. i.

  1. To criticise; to play the critic.