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critical

  
1    captious, carping, cavilling, censorious, derogatory, disapproving, disparaging, fault-finding, nagging, niggling, nit-picking     (informal)   on someone's back     (informal)   scathing  
2    accurate, analytical, diagnostic, discerning, discriminating, fastidious, judicious, penetrating, perceptive, precise  
3    all-important, crucial, dangerous, deciding, decisive, grave, hairy     (slang)   high-priority, momentous, now or never, perilous, pivotal, precarious, pressing, psychological, risky, serious, urgent, vital  
  
Antonyms     
   appreciative, approving, complimentary, permissive, safe, secure, settled, uncritical, undiscriminating, unimportant  
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exp.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
adj.
a person who is always thinking of what other people want and is anxious not to disturb them
I want to be a considerate person who always help friends when they are in trouble.

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