faultfinder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n faultfinder someone who is critical of the motives of others
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Usage

In literature:

Over and over, he stressed that it was all the faultfinding SmurFFs that were coming in that were the problem.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
Mrs. Ericson was harsh and faultfinding, constantly wounding the boy's pride; and Olaf was always setting her against him.
"The Troll Garden and Selected Stories" by Willa Cather
But how seldom we put a cup of pleasure to our lips without a dash of bitters, a touch of faultfinding.
"Fisherman's Luck" by Henry van Dyke
They put us down as contentious, ill-tempered faultfinders.
"Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians" by Martin Luther
Mrs. Hobbs, in spite of her faultfinding and temper, had been a competent and careful housekeeper.
"Mary-'Gusta" by Joseph C. Lincoln
None but interested faultfinders, I think, can discover any substantial variation.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two" by Abraham Lincoln
None but interested faultfinders, I think, can discover any substantial variation.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Not his the grudging and faultfinding temper that besets the lesser man when he comes to write of his contemporaries!
"A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Shun faultfindings and faultfinders.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Her husband had long been crippled with rheumatism, and was bitter and faultfinding.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
I've had enough scolding and faultfinding, as I told mistress a minute ago.
"For John's Sake" by Annie Frances Perram
With us complaining, scolding and faultfinding, was indulged in by all.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
Our late Mr. Moody says a true thing when he says that a faultfinder is usually a lightweight.
"The Nation Behind Prison Bars" by George L. Herr
Gibbs realized that these two women took such pleasure in their bickerings and faultfindings that they really enjoyed their antagonism.
"In the Onyx Lobby" by Carolyn Wells
Having listened to the faultfinder, they vote; and having voted, they rarely relent.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
Nobody ever yet succeeded in that noblest endeavor without abjuring needless faultfinding, croaking and fretting.
"Rosemary and Rue" by Amber
A faultfinder with everything established.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
For the glory of God and the encouragement of others I wish to testify against the evil of faultfinding.
"Riches of Grace" by E. E. Byrum
These continued faultfindings and disputes were getting on Hunt's nerves.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
Rosanna was as nervous as a real playwright when he has to read his lines to a scowly, faultfinding manager.
"The Girl Scouts Rally" by Katherine Keene Galt
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