nitpick


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nit·pick

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

nit′pick′er n.

nit′pick`

or nit′-pick`,


v.i.
1. to be critical of inconsequential details; niggle.
v.t.
2. to criticize by focusing on minute details.
[1965–70]
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"

nitpick

verb
To raise unnecessary or trivial objections:
Translations
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mégotermégotter

nitpick

[ˈnɪtˌpɪk] VI (pej) → sacarle faltas a todo, buscarle tres pies al gato
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The head of a hardline group of pro-Brexit lawmakers on Saturday gave a cautious welcome to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Britain's future ties with Europe, saying now was not the time to nitpick.
London: The head of a hardline group of pro-Brexit lawmakers on Saturday gave a cautious welcome to Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Britain's future ties with Europe, saying now was not the time to nitpick. May, battling to strike a deal with Europe that appeases both sides of her deeply divided party, used a speech in London on Friday to warn that the country needed to face up to some "hard facts" that "neither of us can have exactly what we want".