to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
a carping, petty criticism.
Also nit·pick·y . of, relating to, or characteristic of a person who nitpicks: a nitpick review of the miniseries.
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How to use nitpick in a sentence
Still, this is an immensely powerful computer, and these concerns feel like nitpicks compared to the advantages it offers.
That might seem like nitpicking, but differences in interpretation depend on this kind of detail.The Department of Defense is issuing AI ethics guidelines for tech contractors | Will Douglas Heaven | November 16, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
I have invented a voice that will nitpick this list even further!
This process can include days, weeks, months of nitpicking over single words in titles and headers.Search marketers should remember their power in the Google-SEO relationship | Carolyn Lyden | August 26, 2021 | Search Engine Land
Of course, there’s room to nitpick on the terms of Bertans’s five-year, $80 million contract.NBA free agency winners and losers: A tough weekend for the Wizards and Knicks | Ben Golliver | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | Richard Porton | April 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The identical twins who sued Zuckerberg critique and nitpick The Social Network.
British Dictionary definitions for nit-pick
informal to raise petty objections or concern oneself with insignificant details
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