nitpick

[nit-pik]
verb (used without object)
1.
to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
verb (used with object)
2.
to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
noun
3.
a carping, petty criticism.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a nitpicker or nitpicking.
Also, nit-pick.


Origin:
1965–70; nit1 + pick1

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Example sentences
And the researchers found plenty to nitpick themselves.
Such disputes dispirit those who want the church to look outward and upward,
  not nitpick over the past.
Yes, the taillight treatment is a bit garish, but that's a nitpick.
We can nitpick the fine points and do on almost every single post.
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