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a concern with insignificant details, esp with the intention of finding fault
showing such a concern; fussy
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Derived forms of nit-pickingnit-picker, noun
Word Origin for nit-picking
C20: from nit 1 + pick 1
Words nearby nit-picking
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How to use nit-picking in a sentence
Instead, they have unleashed a storm of nit-picking and vilification.Niall Ferguson Defends Newsweek Cover: Correct This, Bloggers|Niall Ferguson|August 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Even after logging countless hours nit-picking her work, there is no one I'd rather spend time with.15 Love Lessons for Jen... from Jen|Henry Seltzer|February 11, 2009|DAILY BEAST