faultfinding

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. captious, carping, caviling, critical, censorious. See disapprobation.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. censorious, captious, carping; see critical 2 .
See Synonym Study at critical .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
critical, picky, nit-picking, captious, quibbling, *hairsplitting, caviling, hypercritical, overcritical.
ANT.: easygoing, forgiving, tolerant
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Inclined to judge too severely: captious, carping, censorious, critical, hypercritical, overcriti-cal. See PRAISE.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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