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Adjective
Inclined to find fault too readily
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“There's nothing more infuriating than a caviling critic's attempts at nitpicking.”
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Trifling
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Irritable, bad-tempered, grumpy or peevish
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Characterized by a lack of sincerity
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Noun
A censure of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes
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Nitpicking
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Present participle for to criticise for petty or frivolous reasons
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“My only gripe, and who am I to cavil at Shakespeare, is that Pacino and Irons do such a good job that the jiggery pokery at the end about rings and sworn faithfulness seems an irritant.”
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Present participle for stretch the truth
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Present participle for to complain or raise objections
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Present participle for to criticize or find fault with
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Present participle for to quibble over trivial matters
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Present participle for show unnecessary or excessive concern about something
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Present participle for to nag persistently
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Present participle for cause slight but persistent annoyance, discomfort, or anxiety
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Present participle for argue about petty and trivial matters
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Present participle for dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something
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