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4 definitions found for faultfinding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Fault-finding \Fault"-find`ing\, n. The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
faultfinding adj 1: tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions; "a counselor tries not to be faultfinding" 2: tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor" [syn: captious, faultfinding] n 1: persistent petty and unjustified criticism [syn: faultfinding, carping]From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "fault-finding": captious, captiousness, carping, cavilling, censorious, censure, contentious, critical, criticism, fussiness, fussy, hair-splitting, hypercritical, hypercriticism, niggling, nit-picking, pettifogging, picky, querulous, quibblingFrom Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
130 Moby Thesaurus words for "faultfinding": Jeremianic, adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, beef, beefing, bellyache, bellyaching, bitch, bitching, captious, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, complaining, complaint, complaintful, crabbing, crabby, cranky, critical, criticism, croaking, cynical, destructive criticism, disappointed, discontented, disgruntled, displeased, dissatisfied, dissent, envious, exception, flak, fretful, grievance, gripe, griping, groan, groaning, grouchy, grouse, grousing, growling, grumbling, hairsplitting, hit, holler, home thrust, hostile criticism, howl, howling, hypercritical, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, kick, kicking, knock, lamentive, malcontent, malcontented, moanful, mournful, murmuring, muttering, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, out of humor, overcritical, overcriticalness, peeve, peevish, peevishness, pestering, pet peeve, pettifogging, petulance, petulant, plaintive, plangent, priggishness, protest, puling, querulant, querulous, querulousness, quibble, quibbling, rap, rebellious, reflection, reproachfulness, resentful, restive, restless, scolding, slam, sniping, sorrowful, squawk, squawking, stricture, sulky, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, ultracritical, ululant, unaccepting, unaccommodating, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unsatisfied, wailful, whimpering, whining, whiny, yapping