Pronunciation: (krit'ik), [key]
1. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men.
2. a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, esp. for a newspaper or magazine.
3. a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh judgments; faultfinder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.