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Hypercritick

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Hypercrítick. n.s. [hypercritique, Fr. ὕπερ and κρίτικος.] A critick exact or captious beyond use or reason.

Those hypercriticks in English poetry differ from the opinion of the Greek and Latin judges of antiquity, from the Italians and French, and from the general taste of all ages. Dryd.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Hypercritick." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 3, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=6273.


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