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critical(Crucial), adjective acute, anceps, chief, climactic, commanding, considerable, deciding, decisive, determining, dubius, essential, eventful, exigent, far-reaching, fateful, foremost, grave, imperative, imposing, key, major, material, momentous, never to be forgotten, notable, of decisive importance, of great connequence, of importance, of vital importance, outstanding, overruling, overshadowing, paramount, pivotal, pressing, primary, principal, prominent, serious, significant, solemn, strategic, substantial, turning, urgent, vital, weighty
Associated concepts: critical stage of a trial
critical(Faultfinding), adjective accusing, blaming, captious, carping, castigating, caustic, caviling, censorious, censuring, chiding, choleric, comminatory, condemnatory, condemning, criminative, criminatory, criticizing severely, cynical, damnatory, defamatory, denunciatory, derogatory, disapproving, elegans, exacting, hard upon, hardhitting, hypercritical, inclined to judge with severity, nagging, objurgatory, overcritical, rebuking, recriminative, reprehensive, reproachful, reprobative, reproving, scathing, scolding, severe, taunting, ultracritical, upbraiding
See also: acute, crucial, cynical, decisive, discerning, discriminating, essential, exigent, grave, imperative, important, indispensable, judicious, key, material, momentous, necessary, nonconsenting, particular, pejorative, precarious, precise, remonstrative, sensitive, serious, severe, strategic, urgent, vital