Critic (n.) One who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value or truth of a matter. A critic gives opinions on things like movies, books, food, places to go on vacation and art. Critics’ opinions are in newspapers and magazines and on television shows. When a critic gives his or her opinion, he or she does not only state his or her likes and dislikes, but also explains why, by including facts and descriptions that support his or her opinion.
Opinion (n.) 1. A belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof: “The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion” (Elizabeth Drew). 2. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert: a medical opinion.
- Informed Opinion: Possessing, displaying, or based on reliable information: informed sources; an informed opinion.
- Uninformed Opinion: Not having, showing, or making use of information; not informed: uninformed voters; an uninformed decision.