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
- n. The act of pointing out faults; carping; picking flaws.
- Given to finding fault; disposed to complain or object.
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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But fault-finding, however cathartic, does not create jobs.
Bandurski's post describes the 15 potential top ten 2010 news stories that People's Daily published and analyzes comments at that paper's website by critical readers who managed to elude censors and get their "fault-finding" responses published online.
In its filing Monday, the firm took another swipe at fault-finding coverage of Goldman, while acknowledging that the attention could rattle employees and customers of the firm.
In today's world, someone who is cynical is said to be fault-finding and contemptuously distrustful of human motives.
He was even willing to deal with a fault-finding columnist, if it would help.
However, if someone is being dismissive, fault-finding or disapproving and this is making us feel unworthy, insecure or lacking in self-esteem, then it may be because there's a hook somewhere in us for that negativity to latch on too, a place where it can land that triggers all these hidden self-doubts.
But Thomas, who arrived in 2004, was trying to improve his school and was willing even to deal with a fault-finding columnist if it would help.
Our religious leaders are a bunch of fault-finding hypocrites that justify sin.
After a long time of fault-finding political bickering on the Hill, Edwards knows it time to make a change.
If we were meant to live in the past, with blame and fault-finding, we might have eyes in the back of our heads.