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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawlt-fahyn-der]
    • /ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawlt-fahyn-der]
    • /ˈfɔltˌfaɪn dər/

Definitions of faultfinder word

  • noun faultfinder a person who habitually finds fault, complains, or objects, especially in a petty way. 1
  • noun faultfinder A person who finds fault. 1
  • noun faultfinder critical person 1
  • noun faultfinder a person given to finding fault; chronic, captious complainer 0

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Origin of faultfinder

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
First recorded in 1555-65; fault + finder

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Parts of speech for Faultfinder


faultfinder popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for faultfinder

noun faultfinder

  • wimp — any of a group of weakly interacting elementary particles predicted by various unified field theories, as the W particle and Z-zero particle, that are characterized by relatively large masses.
  • sissy — Disparaging and Offensive. an effeminate boy or man.
  • critic — A critic is a person who writes about and expresses opinions about things such as books, films, music, or art.
  • complainer — A complainer is someone who complains a lot about their problems or about things they do not like.
  • grumble — to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly.

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