Definition of metacritique in English:

metacritique

noun

Philosophy
  • A counter-critique; a critique of the grounds of, the assumptions involved in, or the wider implications of an existing critique.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Biblical Repertory. From French métacritique from méta- + critique, translating German Metacritik (J. G. Herder Verstand u. Erfahrung: eine Metakritik zur reinen Vernunft; slightly earlier in J. G. Hamann Metacritik über den Purismus der reinen Vernunft).

Pronunciation

metacritique

/ˌmɛtəkrɪˈtiːk/