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    • Join Date: Nov 2008
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    I heard that "critical" is an autoantonym. Is there anything ambiguous in the sentence "They were severely critical of the new proposed law" ?

    I am grateful to your answer.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: critical

    Welcome to the forums.

    None that I can perceive - the context firmly places it as meaning a strong and adverse opinion.

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