1. [ adjective ] tending to find and call attention to faults
Synonyms: captious

"a captious pedant" "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"

Related terms: critical
2. [ adjective ] tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions

"a counselor tries not to be faultfinding"

Related terms: judgmental
3. [ noun ] persistent petty and unjustified criticism
Synonyms: carping
Related terms: criticism
Similar spelling:   faultfinder