fault-finding

faultfinding

[fawlt-fahyn-ding]
noun
1.
the act of pointing out faults, especially faults of a petty nature; carping.
adjective
2.
tending to find fault; disposed to complain or object; captious.

Origin:
1620–30; fault + finding


2. critical, censorious.
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fault-finding
 
n
1.  continual and usually trivial criticism
2.  the systematic investigation of malfunctions in electronic apparatus
 
adj
3.  given to finding fault
 
'fault-finder
 
n

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