fault-finding


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fault-finding

n
1. continual and usually trivial criticism
2. (Electronics) the systematic investigation of malfunctions in electronic apparatus
adj
given to finding fault
ˈfault-ˌfinder n
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fault-finding

[ˈfɔːltˌfaɪndɪŋ]
A. ADJcriticón, reparón
B. Nmanía f de criticar
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fault-finding

[ˈfɔːltˌfaɪndɪŋ]
1. adjipercritico/a
2. ncritica pedante
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Zenobia's fault-finding was of the silent kind, but not the less penetrating for that.
It had seemed to her during the autumn and winter of that year as if her aunt Miranda had never been, save at the very first, so censorious and so fault-finding. One Saturday Rebecca ran upstairs and, bursting into a flood of tears, exclaimed, "Aunt Jane, it seems as if I never could stand her continual scoldings.
I could see enough in America to find fault with, through the creaks of the drawer, and if an American, I might have indulged a little in the same way myself, for I am not one of those who think fault-finding belongs properly to the stranger, and not to the native.
Brooke as it did today, with his mind thus sore about the fault-finding of the "Trumpet," echoed by Sir James.
He exposed himself to the sun too much yesterday, but since it came of his earnest desire to learn, and to make this journey as useful as the opportunities will allow, no one seeks to discourage him by fault-finding. We missed him an hour from the camp, and then found him some distance away, by the edge of a brook, and with no umbrella to protect him from the fierce sun.
You'd find I was no hand at nagging and fault-finding. I can guess what it must be for a woman like you to be independent.
Pedantic and hypercritical, meddlesome and fault-finding, he was a terror to the clerks under him, whom he worried in their work, enforcing the rules rigorously, and arriving himself with such terrible punctuality that not one of them dared to be a moment late.
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Beijing -- Pakistan and China's improving trade ties in the form of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) have long been subjected to fault-finding by the Western Media and have often times been relegated to a 'debt trap' and 'neo-colonialism', reported Belt and Road News.
Finger-pointing and fault-finding have no place in the aftermath of the liberation of Marawi City from terrorist group Maute.
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