faultfinding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj faultfinding tending to find and call attention to faults "a captious pedant","an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"
    • adj faultfinding tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions "a counselor tries not to be faultfinding"
    • n faultfinding persistent petty and unjustified criticism
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Usage

In literature:

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
He is a natural born faultfinder and grouchy by nature.
"Laugh and Live" by Douglas Fairbanks
Shun faultfindings and faultfinders.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
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
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