verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of nitpick
Examples from the Web for nitpicking
Or find a nitpicking way to avoid making any decision until some more states have acted on their own?The Supreme Court Opens the Door to a Landmark Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage|Linda Hirshman|December 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Three months ago, what was on display was the well-developed British talent for carping, sneering, and nitpicking.
In any case, this is nitpicking, and, ironically, Klingman does the same thing in his essay.
"seek petty faults," also nit-pick, 1962, back-formation from earlier nitpicker. Related: Nitpicking; nitpicky.