Nit-pick



[nit-pik] /ˈnɪtˌpɪk/

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, relating to, or characteristic of a or nitpicking.
verb (intransitive)
1.
(informal) to raise petty objections or concern oneself with insignificant details
v.

“seek petty faults,” also nit-pick, 1962, back-formation from earlier nitpicker. Related: Nitpicking; nitpicky.

verb

To quibble over trivia; niggle: so all that remains is for them to sit and lie there and nitpick over trivialities or talk about what’s on TV

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