Nitpicking



[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.
v.

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

adjective

: a highly nit-picking attitude

noun

The act and pleasure of one who quibbles over trivia

[from the very slow and attentive work of a person or a simian picking tiny nits, ”insect eggs,” out of hair or fur]

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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    [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. noun 1. a concern with insignificant details, esp with […]

  • Nitpicky

    adjective overly critical, esp. on trivial matters; focused on only trivial aspects



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    adjective 1. (informal) tending to raise petty objections; pernickety

  • Nitr-

    1. variant of before a vowel: nitramine.



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