faultfinder

noun
fault·​find·​er | \ ˈfȯlt-ˌfīn-dər How to pronounce faultfinder (audio) \

Definition of faultfinder

: one given to faultfinding

Examples of faultfinder in a Sentence

Faultfinders were quick to point out inconsistencies in the study. no sooner had we finished decorating the church than the parish faultfinder decided that she didn't like it
Recent Examples on the Web Your relentless faultfinder—everybody has one—is quick to judge, minimize your accomplishments or demote you to an underdog. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'faultfinder.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of faultfinder

1558, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About faultfinder

Time Traveler for faultfinder

Time Traveler

The first known use of faultfinder was in 1558

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near faultfinder

faulter

faultfinder

faultfinding

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for faultfinder

Cite this Entry

“Faultfinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faultfinder. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on faultfinder

Nglish: Translation of faultfinder for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!