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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.
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Origin of faultfinder

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

Historical Examples

  • 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