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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of finding fault or blaming; -- used derogatively. Also Adj.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Given to finding fault; disposed to complain or object.
  • n. The act of pointing out faults; carping; picking flaws.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions
  • n. persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  • adj. tending to find and call attention to faults

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