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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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