Meaning of ultracritical in English:


Pronunciation /ʌltrəˈkrɪtɪk(ə)l/


  • Extremely critical or judgemental.

    ‘a steely, ultracritical perfectionist’
    • ‘Success is all that concerns the ultra-critical Indian press and public.’
    • ‘His exposure to that high maintenance, extremely knowledgeable and ultra-critical European couture clientele has served to temper his design philosophy in a very positive manner.’
    • ‘The food was perfectly acceptable and sensibly priced, but being ultra-critical I couldn't help wondering why you'd come here when there are so many other top-quality options within a couple of hundred yards.’
    • ‘When the discouraged perfectionist reaches a certain point, she can become ultracritical not only of herself but of others.’
    • ‘I have a friend who's an architect and is ultracritical of what he sees as sloppy design.’
    censorious, condemnatory, condemning, castigatory, reproving, denunciatory, deprecatory, disparaging, disapproving, scathing, criticizing, fault-finding, judgemental, negative, unfavourable, unsympathetic