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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.
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Noun1.nitpicker - someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms
critic - someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments
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A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully:
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Given these guns' huge reputations and respective service records, it's not surprising to find airsoft clones of both, faithful enough in looks and function to satisfy even the most nitpicker of us.
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