find fault with


find fault with
to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes

It's demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • find fault with — point out flaws or shortcomings, nitpick, criticize unfavorably, express dissatisfaction …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • find fault (with somebody) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault (with something) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To find fault with — Find Find (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi ptein… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • find-fault — findˈ fault noun (Shakespeare) A person who finds fault with another • • • Main Entry: ↑find …   Useful english dictionary

  • find fault — verb harass with constant criticism Don t always pick on your little brother • Syn: ↑blame, ↑pick • Derivationally related forms: ↑faultfinder, ↑blame (for: ↑blame) …   Useful english dictionary


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