Meaning of “nitpicking” in the English Dictionary

"nitpicking" in British English

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nitpickingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnɪtˌpɪk.ɪŋ/ us /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.
adjective uk us

a nitpicking attitude

(Definition of “nitpicking” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nitpicking" in American English

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nitpickingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈnɪtˌpɪk·ɪŋ/

the tendency to look for slight mistakes or faults:

This constant nitpicking is hard on your friends.

(Definition of “nitpicking” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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