Nouns (2)

faultfinding, carping
n. persistent petty and unjustified criticism

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faultfinding, grumbling
adj. tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"
faultfinding, captious
adj. tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"
faultfinding
adj. tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions; "a counselor tries not to be faultfinding"

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whiny, whiney, querulous, fretful
adj. habitually complaining; "a whiny child"
protestant
adj. protesting
reproving, reproachful, admonishing, admonitory
adj. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
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"
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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