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faultfinder

[fawlt-fahyn-der] /ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dər/
noun
1.
a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, especially in a petty way.
Origin of faultfinder
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; fault + finder
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  • 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.

  • 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
  • But her fault-finder was not going to let her escape the subject like that.

    Told In The Hills Marah Ellis Ryan
  • The Lobby is starting out to comb every village with a fault-finder, starting here.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
  • It was the one dubious compliment which Rose extracted, without meaning it, from the fault-finder.

    A Houseful of Girls Sarah Tytler
  • Altogether, Ma Harris began to realize that the way of the fault-finder is sometimes as hard as that of the transgressor.

    Clover and Blue Grass Eliza Calvert Hall
  • I want to know what the fault-finder lays to your charge, what solemn admonition has called up the roses on those fair cheeks!

    The Haunted Room A. L. O. E.

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