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nitpicking

noun [U]     /ˈnɪtˌpɪk.ɪŋ/ informal disapproving
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.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation nitpicking     adjective a nitpicking attitude Wanting everything to be right
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