Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being nitpicky; pedantry over trivia.

Etymologies

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nitpicky +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I think that nitpickiness you mention can come from a variety of sources.

    Going Out

  • Not perfect, but really good, considering the famous nitpickiness of Trek fans.

    Why the Star Trek prequel is converting me

  • "The nitpickiness of the media," replied Cain, whose response got a standing ovation.

    News - latimes.com

  • These boss races are needed to advance to the later stages of the game and the nitpickiness that is required can leave the last fifth of the game inaccessible to those who do not want to chase perfection.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • (I think the nitpickiness has more to do with detail-obsessed typography nerds and People Who Studied Chemistry In High School than the snarky MeFi genpop.)

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  • He wasn't banned for being gay, but for nitpickiness.

    4Simpsons Blog - Eternity Matters

  • Liberal, there are a ton of links, with most of them being negative (to the point of extremity and nitpickiness such as Conservative has only three links, none of them which are remotely negative?

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

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