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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (adjective) critical

Synonyms: critical Definition: marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws Usage: a critical attitude

Hypernyms: captious, faultfinding Definition: tending to find and call attention to faults Usage: a captious pedant; an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor

Hypernyms: censorious Definition: harshly critical or expressing censure Usage: was censorious of petty failings

Hypernyms: deprecative Definition: given to expressing disapproval

Hypernyms: overcritical, hypercritical Definition: inclined to judge too severely Usage: hypercritical of colloquial speech; the overcritical teacher can discourage originality

Hypernyms: searing Definition: severely critical

Hypernyms: scathing, vituperative Definition: marked by harshly abusive criticism Usage: his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists; her vituperative railing

Synonyms: critical Definition: characterized by careful evaluation and judgment Usage: a critical reading; a critical dissertation; a critical analysis of Melville's writings

Hypernyms: evaluative, appraising Definition: exercising or involving careful evaluations Usage: looked him over with an appraising eye; the literary judge uses many evaluative terms

Hypernyms: discriminative, judicial Definition: expressing careful judgment Usage: discriminative censure; a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose-Tyler Dennett

Synonyms: critical Definition: being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency Usage: a critical shortage of food; a critical illness; an illness at the critical stage

Hypernyms: acute Definition: of critical importance and consequence Usage: an acute (or critical) lack of research funds

Hypernyms: dangerous, grave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe Definition: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm Usage: a dangerous operation; a grave situation; a grave illness; grievous bodily harm; a serious wound; a serious turn of events; a severe case of pneumonia; a life-threatening disease

Hypernyms: dire, desperate Definition: fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless Usage: a desperate illness; on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel- G.C.Marshall; a dire emergency

Synonyms: critical Definition: at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction Usage: a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure; critical mass; go critical

Hypernyms: supercritical Definition: (especially of fissionable material) able to sustain a chain reaction in such a manner that the rate of reaction increases

Synonyms: critical, decisive Definition: forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis Usage: a critical point in the campaign; the critical test

Hypernyms: crucial, important Definition: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis Usage: a crucial moment in his career; a crucial election; a crucial issue for women

Synonyms: critical, vital Definition: urgently needed; absolutely necessary Usage: a critical element of the plan; critical medical supplies; vital for a healthy society; of vital interest

Hypernyms: indispensable Definition: not to be dispensed with; essential Usage: foods indispensable to good nutrition