- to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
- to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
- a carping, petty criticism.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a nitpicker or nitpicking.
Origin of nitpick
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Examples from the Web for nitpick
People can nitpick ... but we were going for something a bit more shapeless and ethereal than the usual biopic.‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’: Penn Badgley on Playing Late Musician Jeff Buckley
April 30, 2013
The identical twins who sued Zuckerberg critique and nitpick The Social Network.Social Network Reading List
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October 2, 2010
Word Origin and History for nitpick
"seek petty faults," also nit-pick, 1962, back-formation from earlier nitpicker. Related: Nitpicking; nitpicky.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper