• IPA: /ˈnɪt.pɪk/

nitpick (nitpicks, present participle nitpicking; past and past participle nitpicked)

  1. (figurative) To correct minutiae or find fault in unimportant details.
    Synonyms: cavil, flyspeck
    Someone will invariably nitpick about any spelling error posted to the forums.
  2. (archaic, literal) To pick nits (lice eggs) from someone’s hair.
    Watch the mother gorilla nitpick the baby’s fur clean.
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