Antonyms of adj critical

6 of 7 senses of critical

Sense 1
critical (vs. uncritical) -- (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude")

uncritical (vs. critical) -- (not critical; not tending to find or call attention to errors; "a devoted and almost uncritical admirer")

Sense 2
critical (vs. noncritical) -- (at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass"; "go critical")

noncritical (vs. critical) -- (not critical; not at a point of abrupt change)

Sense 3
critical (vs. uncritical) -- (characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings")

uncritical (vs. critical), noncritical -- (marked by disregard for critical standards or procedures; "news sources reflected uncritical estimates of the number of juvenile addicts")

Sense 4
critical, vital -- (urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest")

INDIRECT (VIA indispensable) -> dispensable -- (capable of being dispensed with or done without; "dispensable items of personal property")

Sense 5
critical, decisive -- (forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test")

INDIRECT (VIA crucial) -> noncrucial -- (of little importance; not decisive)

Sense 6
critical (vs. noncritical) -- (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage")

noncritical (vs. critical), noncrucial -- (not in a state of crisis or emergency)
        => acritical -- (without a crisis (as of some diseases))

Similarity of adj critical

7 senses of critical

Sense 1
critical (vs. uncritical) -- (marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude")
       => captious, faultfinding -- (tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor")
       => censorious -- (harshly critical or expressing censure; "was censorious of petty failings")
       => deprecative -- (given to expressing disapproval)
       => hypercritical, overcritical -- (inclined to judge too severely; "hypercritical of colloquial speech"; "the overcritical teacher can discourage originality")
       => searing -- (severely critical)
       => scathing, vituperative -- (marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"; "her vituperative railing")
          Also See-> sarcastic#1; unfavorable#1, unfavourable#1

Sense 2
critical (vs. noncritical) -- (at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass"; "go critical")
       => supercritical -- ((especially of fissionable material) able to sustain a chain reaction in such a manner that the rate of reaction increases)

Sense 3
critical (vs. uncritical) -- (characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings")
       => appraising (prenominal), evaluative -- (exercising or involving careful evaluations; "looked him over with an appraising eye"; "the literary judge uses many evaluative terms")
       => discriminative, judicial -- (expressing careful judgment; "discriminative censure"; "a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett)
          Also See-> discerning#1; scholarly#1

Sense 4
critical, vital -- (urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest")
       => indispensable (vs. dispensable) -- (not to be dispensed with; essential; "foods indispensable to good nutrition")

Sense 5
critical, decisive -- (forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test")
       => crucial (vs. noncrucial), important -- (of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women")

Sense 6
critical (vs. noncritical) -- (being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage")
       => acute -- (of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds")
       => dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening -- (causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "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")
       => desperate, dire -- (fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; "a desperate illness"; "on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall; "a dire emergency")
          Also See-> crucial#1, important#3

Sense 7
critical -- (of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism; "critical acclaim")

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