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Criticaster vs. Poetaster

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Criticasternoun

A petty or charlatan critic.

Poetasternoun

An unskilled poet.

Criticasternoun

A contemptible or vicious critic.

β€˜The rancorous and reptile crew of poeticules, who decompose into criticasters.’;

Poetasternoun

An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic art.

β€˜The talk of forgotten poetasters.’;

Poetaster

Poetaster , like rhymester or versifier, is a derogatory term applied to bad or inferior poets. Specifically, poetaster has implications of unwarranted pretensions to artistic value.

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