Definitions For Critical


  • Marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
  • Characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
  • Being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
  • At or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
  • Of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism


  • Forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
  • Urgently needed; absolutely necessary

Is Critical a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Critical is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 15 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Critical in a Sentence

  • The program presents a critical analysis of the government's strategies.
  • She has a talent for critical thinking.
  • We need to look at these proposed changes with a critical eye before we accept them.

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Antonyms for Critical

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