criticism, grumbling, complaining, complaint, carping, quibbling, cavilling, nagging, niggling, hypercriticism
FORMAL ultracrepidation
COLLOQ. finger-pointing, hair-splitting, nit-picking
critical, grumbling, nagging, captious, carping, cavilling, censorious, hypercritical
FORMAL querulous, ultracrepidarian
COLLOQ. nit-picking

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ˈfault-finding f23 [fault-finding] noun uncountable
the act of looking for faults in sb/sth

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