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faultfinding

[ fawlt-fahyn-ding ]
/ ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dɪŋ /
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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.

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Origin of faultfinding

First recorded in 1620–30; fault + finding
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British Dictionary definitions for faultfinding

fault-finding

noun

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

adjective

given to finding fault

Derived forms of fault-finding

fault-finder, noun
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