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

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Word History

First Known Use

1558, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of faultfinder was in 1558

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“Faultfinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faultfinder. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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fault·​find·​er ˈfȯlt-ˌfīn-dər How to pronounce faultfinder (audio)
: a person who tends to find fault
noun or adjective

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