[ 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

  • On the whole, however, the critic is far less of a professional faultfinder than is sometimes imagined.

    The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd
  • He said of himself that he had been sentenced by his nature to be the faultfinder, to see the other side of things.

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

  • After his conversion he made amends, though he was always the atrabilious faultfinder.

    Unicorns | James Huneker
  • Who but a chronic faultfinder could object to this upward move, so obvious now in all directions?

    Is the Devil a Myth? | C. F. Wimberly