nitpick

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verb nit·pick \ˈnit-ˌpik\

Definition of nitpick

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to engage in nit-picking

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to criticize by nit-picking … warns her lawyers not to nitpick on relatively simple matters. — Deborah L. Jacobs

nitpick

noun

nitpicker

noun

nitpicky

play \ˈnit-ˌpi-kē\ adjective

Examples of nitpick in a Sentence

  1. her husband nitpicks about everything: from how she puts the plates away to how she files the bills

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Origin and Etymology of nitpick

back-formation from nit-picking



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