faultfinder

faultfinder
noun
someone who is critical of the motives of others
Syn: ↑cynic
Derivationally related forms: ↑find fault, ↑cynical (for: ↑cynic)
Hyponyms: ↑detractor, ↑disparager, ↑depreciator, ↑knocker

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun
: one especially given to faultfinding

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/fawlt"fuyn'deuhr/, n.
a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, esp. in a petty way.
[1555-65; FAULT + FINDER]

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