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nitpicking

Pronunciation: /ˈnɪtˌpɪkɪŋ/

Translation of nitpicking in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • I'm fed up with her continual nitpicking estoy harta de que a todo le encuentre defectos
    Example sentences
    • If, occasionally, his run-on sentences tax your patience and his scrupulous accuracy verges on pedantic, nit-picking neurosis, you never feel like giving up on him - he's too exhilarating.
    • The message is: it's a free country, and an Englishman's home is his castle - just as long as you don't happen to live under the ridiculous and nit-picking rules of a Residents' Association.
    • People are that much harsher with new writers, as though they cannot tell the difference between constructive criticism and plain old nit-picking.

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