Synonyms of critical in English:

critical


See definition of critical

adjective

1‘the safety committee produced a highly critical report’

SYNONYMS

censorious, condemnatory, condemning, castigatory, reproving, denunciatory, deprecatory, disparaging, disapproving, scathing, criticizing, fault-finding, judgemental, negative, unfavourable, unsympathetic

hypercritical, ultra-critical, overcritical, pedantic, pettifogging, cavilling, carping, quibbling, niggling

Scottish Irish pass-remarkable

informal nitpicking, hair-splitting, pernickety, picky, griping, bitching, bellyaching, whingeing

rare reprobatory, reprobative

ANTONYMS

complimentary

2‘there was critical agreement among Renaissance specialists’

SYNONYMS

evaluative, analytic, analytical, interpretative, expository, commentative, explanatory, explicative, elucidative

3‘the hospital says her condition is critical’

SYNONYMS

grave, serious, dangerous, risky, perilous, hazardous, precarious, touch-and-go, in the balance, uncertain, desperate, dire, acute, very bad

life-and-death, life-threatening

informal chancy, dicey, hairy, iffy

British informal dodgy

humorous, archaic parlous

peracute, profound

rare egregious

ANTONYMS

safe

4‘the choice of materials is critical for product safety’

SYNONYMS

crucial, vital, essential, of the essence, all-important, important, of the utmost importance, of great consequence, high-priority, paramount, pre-eminent, fundamental, key, pivotal, deciding, decisive, climacteric, momentous

serious, urgent, pressing, compelling, exigent

ANTONYMS

unimportant