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faultfinder

[fawlt-fahyn-der]
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noun
  1. a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, especially in a petty way.

Origin of faultfinder

First recorded in 1555–65; fault + finder
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Examples from the Web for faultfinder

Historical Examples

  • Having listened to the faultfinder, they vote; and having voted, they rarely relent.

    Socialism and Democracy in Europe

    Samuel P. Orth

  • Our late Mr. Moody says a true thing when he says that a faultfinder is usually a lightweight.

  • He said of himself that he had been sentenced by his nature to be the faultfinder, to see the other side of things.