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One who is given to petty criticism and constant complaint.


(ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dər)

a person who habitually finds fault or criticizes, esp. in a petty way.
fault′find`ing, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faultfinder - someone who is critical of the motives of others
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
depreciator, detractor, disparager, knocker - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something


1. A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully:
2. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper, grouser.
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The main role of this thought is that this phenomenon makes the group leaders to attempt to keep the certain level of conflict and protect the conflict in a level which can remain the group lively, dynamic, creative, and faultfinder to itself.
It is one thing to be a critic but it is totally another thing to be a faultfinder," Ivanov said.
Jesus was a Jew, not an alien intruder in first-century Palestine; a reformer of Jewish beliefs, not an indiscriminate faultfinder of them.
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Requesting assistance also works when confronting a faultfinder who is trying to be destructive.
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Called the Phivolcs FaultFinder, the app would give the user the distance of active faults relative to the user's location or a specified location.
We need to remind all eager faultfinders that the history of the Islamic world knows a number of truly brilliant examples when the leader was "too young", "too quick" and/or "too radical" in offering changes.