Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who picks flaws or points out faults; one who complains or objects.
- n. An electrical or mechanical device for finding a fault in a current of electricity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes a practice of discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.
- n. someone who is critical of the motives of others
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“The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.”
“Searls is clearly a fault-finder who is certain that only her ends justify the means, no one elses.”
“The chronic kicker, even the most violent critic, will frequently soften and be subdued in the presence of a patient, sympathetic listener—a listener who will be silent while the irate fault-finder dilates like a king cobra and spews the poison out of his system.”
“Lobby is starting out to comb every village with a fault-finder, starting here.”
“Indiscriminate blame, however, is as invidious as it is useless; if the fault-finder be not also the fault-mender, the exercise of his powers is, at best, but a negative benefit.”
“The fulsome flatterer of former times has degenerated into a chronic fault-finder.”
“You will not get yourself wanted if you make the impression that you are a critical fault-finder with "the big-head.”
“The fault-finder is hateful both in life and in literature; and it is”
“Perhaps he would have been surprised to be told that he had that in his nature which made the post of official fault-finder agreeable; but so it was, I fancy, and he was here on such an errand.”
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