faultfinding

[fawlt-fahyn-ding]

noun

the act of pointing out faults, especially faults of a petty nature; carping.

adjective

tending to find fault; disposed to complain or object; captious.

Nearby words

  1. fault scarp,
  2. fault tree,
  3. fault zone,
  4. fault-finding,
  5. faultfinder,
  6. faultless,
  7. faultlessly,
  8. faulty,
  9. faulty union,
  10. faun

Origin of faultfinding

First recorded in 1620–30; fault + finding

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British Dictionary definitions for fault-finding

fault-finding

noun

continual and usually trivial criticism
the systematic investigation of malfunctions in electronic apparatus

adjective

given to finding fault
Derived Formsfault-finder, noun

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