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

Origin of faultfinder

First recorded in 1555–65; fault + finder

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How to use faultfinder in a sentence

  • 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.
  • But he was a born fault-finder, a born idler, insolent and quarrelsome.

    A Tatter of Scarlet | S. R. Crockett
  • There was something about his bearing that became a prince or president, and always made a fault finder feel small and inadequate.

    The City of Fire | Grace Livingston Hill
  • So they were well satisfied to find him worthy of punishment, and render the troublesome fault-finder forever harmless.

  • Soaking through this, the water escaped by the break in the strata at the arch of the Fault Finder.

    Tales of the Chesapeake | George Alfred Townsend