American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To be concerned with or find fault with insignificant details. See Synonyms at quibble.
- v. To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details; to kvetch.
- v. archaic To pick nits - lice eggs - from someone’s hair.
- v. be overly critical; criticize minor details
- From nit + pick, originally referring to literally removing invisibly-tiny louse eggs by hand. (Wiktionary)
“Obviously it wasn't my intent to write an encyclopedia entry on the topic, and your nitpick is an attempt to divert things off-topic.”
“And as long as we are in nitpick mode, electricity is hardly sold in a classic competitive market.”
“That nitpick is the extent of your substantive rebuttal?”
“And my desire to nitpick is practically non-existent, so there's that as well.”
“The only small nitpick is that there wasn't more closure to the Ryan/Taylor relationship.”
“The problem with this particular attempt to nitpick, is that YECs/Morris reject mountians of scientific evidence for their dogma.”
“The REAL nitpick is that since there is no Congressionally declared war, we aren’t at war now.”
“That is not to nitpick, that is to say he obviously did so intentionally.”
“My only "nitpick" is that the Batman figure not included with the Batmobile from this line has to almost lay completely horizontal to fit inside the cockpit.”
“If watching Hillary Clinton's campaign has taught me anything, it is that they have graciously mastered the art of the "nitpick".”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘nitpick’.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Words that I like.
Many may be lexicographically impotent due to a lack of citations and definition. Hopefully I'll be able to rectify this eventually.
someone must already have this list?
Looking for tweets for nitpick.