verb (used without object)
to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
verb (used with object)
to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
a carping, petty criticism.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a or nitpicking.
a concern with insignificant details, esp with the intention of finding fault
showing such a concern; fussy
“seek petty faults,” also nit-pick, 1962, back-formation from earlier nitpicker. Related: Nitpicking; nitpicky.
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
adjective overly critical, esp. on trivial matters; focused on only trivial aspects
adjective 1. (informal) tending to raise petty objections; pernickety
1. variant of before a vowel: nitramine.
[nee-truh] /ˈni trə/ noun 1. a city in W Slovakia, on the Nitra River: historic religious sites.