critical - English Synonyms Dictionary

critical

adj.
[1] carping , fault-finding , censorious , disparaging , depreciatory/depreciative , depreciating , deprecatory/deprecative , deprecating , judgemental
[2] crucial , important , essential , basic , key , decisive , pivotal , vital , momentous
[3] grave , serious , dangerous , uncertain , perilous , severe , touch-and-go , ticklish , sensitive , touchy , (Colloq) parlous