Nouns (2)

faultfinding, carping
n. persistent petty and unjustified criticism

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Adjectives (6)

cavilling, caviling, quibbling, pettifogging, nitpicking, carping
adj. quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no patience with quibbling critics"

Fuzzynyms (22)

disagreeable
adj. unpleasant to interact with; "a disagreeable old man"
whiny, whiney, querulous, fretful
adj. habitually complaining; "a whiny child"
pernickety, persnickety
adj. characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; "a persnickety job"; "a persnickety school teacher"
ornery, crotchety, cantankerous
adj. having a difficult and contrary disposition; "a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
pettish, techy, tetchy, testy, scratchy, petulant, peckish, peevish, nettlesome, irritable, fractious, cranky
adj. easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

Synonyms (11)

reproving, reproachful, admonishing, admonitory
adj. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
faultfinding, captious
adj. tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"
censorious
adj. harshly critical or expressing censure; "was censorious of petty failings"
overcritical, hypercritical
adj. inclined to judge too severely; "hypercritical of colloquial speech"; "the overcritical teacher can discourage originality"
vituperative, scathing
adj. marked by harshly abusive criticism; "his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists"; "her vituperative railing"

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