Definition of literary critic in English:

literary critic

noun

  • See literary criticism

    • ‘I cannot understand how certain novelists are at the same time literary critics and write criticism of other writers.’
    • ‘He was one of those, but, perhaps uniquely, he was neither a poet nor a writer of short fictions, but a literary critic.’
    • ‘That the premise is flawed is emphasised by a handful of citations that are not so egregious, and which come from poets and novelists rather than academics or literary critics.’
    • ‘William Hazlitt, literary critic, friend to Lamb and Keats, was born this day in 1778.’
    • ‘These wordsmiths include poets, novelists, literary critics, newspaper and magazine journalists, and many professors.’