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v. nit·picked, nit·pick·ing, nit·picks
To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details. See Synonyms at quibble.
To criticize or find fault with (someone or something) in a petty way.

nit′pick′er n.


or nit′-pick`,

1. to be critical of inconsequential details; niggle.
2. to criticize by focusing on minute details.
nit′pick`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nitpick - be overly critical; criticize minor details
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"


To raise unnecessary or trivial objections:


[ˈnɪtˌpɪk] VI (pej) → sacarle faltas a todo, buscarle tres pies al gato
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