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
Once those bones are out of the ground and cleaned up, all the fun technical
  nitpicking can start.
Hypercorrectness is another word for it, as is hairsplitting and nitpicking.
Although this may seem nitpicking, it erodes the credibility of the article.
Your nitpicking, while amusing, warrants no response.
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