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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 of faultfinding
1620-1630
1620-30; fault + finding
Synonyms
2. critical, censorious.
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  • Her husband had long been crippled with rheumatism, and was bitter and faultfinding.

  • Her first instinct was faultfinding, as against the child for screaming.

    It Never Can Happen Again William De Morgan
  • But how seldom we put a cup of pleasure to our lips without a dash of bitters, a touch of faultfinding.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
  • It is no time for faultfinding or resentment, said he, gently.

  • Mrs. Ericson was harsh and faultfinding, constantly wounding the boy's pride; and Olaf was always setting her against him.

  • It was not long, however, until it seemed there was nothing that escaped his faultfinding.

    Riches of Grace E. E. Byrum
  • Indeed—though I say it not in the way of faultfinding at all—never was there so labyrinthine an abode.

    I and My Chimney Herman Melville
  • With us complaining, scolding and faultfinding, was indulged in by all.

  • For the glory of God and the encouragement of others I wish to testify against the evil of faultfinding.

    Riches of Grace E. E. Byrum
  • Rosanna was as nervous as a real playwright when he has to read his lines to a scowly, faultfinding manager.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt

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