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Derived forms of nit-pickingnit-picker, noun
Word Origin for nit-picking
Example sentences from the Web for nit-picking
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.