Critic vs Zoilus - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between critic and zoilus
is that critic
is critic while zoilus
is a critic characterized as bitter, carping, malignant.
As an adjective critic
* critick (archaic)
A person who appraises the works of others.
A specialist in judging works of art.
One who criticizes; a person who finds fault.
* I. Watts
- The opinion of the most skilful critics was, that nothing finer [than Goldsmith's Traveller ] had appeared in verse since the fourth book of the Dunciad.
(an act of criticism)
* Alexander Pope
- When an author has many beauties consistent with virtue, piety, and truth, let not little critics exalt themselves, and shower down their ill nature.
(the art of criticism)
* John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Chapter 21, page 550
- Make each day a critic on the last.
- And, perhaps, if they were distinctly weighed, and duly considered, they would afford us another sort of logic and critic , than what we have been hitherto acquainted with.
(obsolete, ambitransitive) To criticise.
* A. Brewer
- Nay, if you begin to critic once, we shall never have done.
(en proper noun
(400 – 320 B.C.) An ancient Greek rhetorician, philosopher, who harshly criticized Homer's poems.