Nitpicker vs Nitpicked - What's the difference?

nitpicker | nitpicked |

As a noun nitpicker

is one who nitpicks (finds fault in unimportant details).

As a verb nitpicked is




Alternative forms

* nit-picker


(en noun)
  • One who nitpicks (finds fault in unimportant details).
  • nitpicked



  • (nitpick)

  • nitpick



  • To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details; to kvetch.
  • Someone will invariably nitpick about any spelling error posted to the forums.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 26 , author=Tasha Robinson , title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits : , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=But Pirates! comes with all the usual Aardman strengths intact, particularly the sense that its characters and creators alike are too good-hearted and sweet to nitpick . The ambition is all in the craft rather than in the storytelling, but it’s hard to say no to the proficiency of that craft, or the mild good cheer behind it. }}
  • (archaic) To pick nits - lice eggs - from someone’s hair.
  • Watch the mother gorilla nitpick the baby’s fur clean.


    * cavil

    See also

    * quibble * split hairs