faultfinder

noun fault·find·er \ ˈfȯlt-ˌfīn-dər \

Examples of faultfinder in a Sentence

  1. Faultfinders were quick to point out inconsistencies in the study.

  2. no sooner had we finished decorating the church than the parish faultfinder decided that she didn't like it

First Known Use of faultfinder

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Definition of faultfinder for English Language Learners

  • : a person who criticizes someone or something often in a way that is not fair or reasonable



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