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faultfinding

[fawlt-fahyn-ding] /ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dɪŋ/
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
1620-1630
1620-30; fault + finding
Synonyms
2. critical, censorious.
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