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nitpicking

noun [U] uk   /ˈnɪtˌpɪk.ɪŋ/ informal disapproving us  
giving too much attention to details that are not important, especially as a way of criticizing: If you spent less time nitpicking, you'd get more work done.
nitpicking
adjective uk   us  
a nitpicking attitude
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