- a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, especially in a petty way.
Origin of faultfinder
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Examples from the Web for fault-finder
This God of his is the fault-finder of eternity, the miser of paradise.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
"I'm afraid you're a bit of a fault-finder," said Mrs. Hatchard, shaking her head at him.Sailor's Knots (Entire Collection)
Find faulte is rather a loss: it is better than 'fault-finder.'
She is that most hopeless of fault-finders,—a fault-finder from principle.
A critic is not a fault-finder, necessarily; you are very plain.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline
Jennie M. Drinkwater