Definition of hypercritical in English:



  • Excessively and unreasonably critical, especially of small faults.

    ‘he was a sarcastic, hypercritical man’
    • ‘Some are hypercritical, dwelling only on their mistakes.’
    • ‘I suppose it was hypercritical of me to say, after everything I had done, everything we had been through over the past months.’
    • ‘You can be bored, scared, hypercritical, injured by a mascara wand or half-asleep, and nobody will be any the wiser.’
    • ‘I read in one of your answers how it only makes things worse to be hypercritical.’
    • ‘A Gemini Moon also tends to make these natives hypercritical.’
    • ‘I was really hypercritical and baffled about not knowing that to do with the I way I sounded.’
    • ‘When not hypercritical, women often deny that there's any truth to female intra-gender cruelties.’
    • ‘A perfect game of golf has never been played, but he was hypercritical.’
    • ‘Why should anyone care if Hollywood occasionally forgets to be hypercritical about American history?’
    • ‘However, I don't want be hypercritical and only point out the problem.’
    • ‘And here I was, hypercritical as ever, wondering if I really wanted him to go after Amy again.’
    • ‘Arthur, even with the sometimes hypercritical nature of Ray's lyrics, is simply an album of wondrous moments.’
    • ‘Brooks’ coaching style was hypercritical and merciless, overworking his players to the point that they vomited blood.’
    • ‘‘It's all hypercritical when you think about,’ he adds.’
    • ‘As we grow increasingly self-righteous and hypercritical, we stumble into the ‘martyr trap.’’
    • ‘Moore's brief doesn't understand this, and so it ends up making silly, hypercritical arguments.’
    • ‘How can they be so hypercritical regarding democratic rights?’
    • ‘Their pride, anger, and hypercritical attitude made them far more unclean than the disciples.’
    • ‘But Johnson thinks citizens are being hypercritical of the police to deflect attention from themselves.’
    • ‘He arrived with unbelievable natural talent and athleticism, yet he was still hypercritical of himself.’
    carping, captious, overcritical, fault-finding, hair-splitting, cavilling, niggling, quibbling, pedantic, pettifogging, fussy, finicky, over-censorious, over-exacting, over-rigorous, over-particular, over-strict
    picky, nitpicking, pernickety
    nice, overnice
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