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Definition of the noun Nitpicking

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noun - plural: nitpickings

  1. The painstaking process of removing nits (lice eggs) from someone's hair.
  2. [figurative, by extension] A process of finding or pointing out tiny details or errors, particularly if the pointed-out details seem insignificant or irrelevant to all but the finder.

Explanation

  1. Nitpicking is the act of removing nits from the host's hair. As the nits are cemented to individual hairs, they cannot be removed with most lice combs and, before modern chemical methods were invented, the only options were to shave all the host's hair or to pick them free one by one.
  2. Nitpicking: Een continuïteitsprobleem treedt in films op wanneer een verhaal in verschillende shots verkeerd doorloopt. Men probeert een vloeiende actie te tonen, maar er zit een verschil tussen het moment voor en het moment na de las.

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Google previewKierkegaard Revisited (1997)

Proceedings from the Conference "Kierkegaard and the Meaning of Meaning It", Copenhagen, May 5-9, 1996 by Niels J. Cappelørn, Jon Stewart

Given this, it becomes apparent that one viable alternative to »source critical<< nitpicking is a biographical reading which not only demonstrates how but also explains why Kierkegaard devoted himself to fictions, masks, mystifications, and ...

Google previewReframing Rhetoric (2007)

A Liberal Politics Without Dogma by G. Yoos

Obviously fallacious nitpicking is a diversionary strategy, and it can be countered and exposed by showing that such a systematic rhetoric of attack is being generated by a well organized group of professional and political attack hacks.

Google previewThe Wickedly Fun Dictionary of Business - Words That Escaped Me Before My Brain Finished Downloading (2014)

by Jerry Hocutt

Nitpicking complaint to avoid making a decision or to accept the inevitable. It's what your fatherinlaw tried to raise at the wedding but was shushed. “The best way to deal with an objection is to bring it up first. Price is always an objection.

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

hypercritical: nitpicking, faultfinding III. Use the following words to fill in the blanks in the sentences below: hybrid, hypocrite, iconoclast 1. The animal known as a wolf ...

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

nitpicking n . pignularia. nitwit n. mamozio. no adv. no, none; ~ sir! gnornò!, nossignore!, signurno!;

Google previewThe Word Rhythm Dictionary (2014)

A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets, and Lyricists by Timothy Polashek

FLATFISHES BICYCLING+ BICYCLISTS BICYCLIST PIPEFISHES AIRLIFTED AIRLIFTING CAREGIVING SHIPBUILDING NITPICKING SHIPBUILDINGS JEWFISHES BUFFETED+ MUDSLINGING UPBRINGING UPLIFTING LONG- WINDED ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

IK-ING bootlicking brain-picking bricking clicking cotton-picking flicking frolicking handpicking kicking licking mimicking nicking nitpicking panicking picking picnicking politicking pricking rollicking siccing sicking slicking sticking ticking ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

Beth is mildly criticaland nitpicking. They seem attracted ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

quibbling, nitpicking. See DISSENT. hairy,adj. hirsute; furry; slang, dangerous. See ROUGHNESS, DANGER, HAIR. Ant., smooth. halcyon,adj. calm, tranquil, peaceful, quiet, pleasant. See PLEASURE. Ant., stormy.

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

anile WEAK, CRONE, INFIRM aniline, dye/redMAGENTA, FUCHSIN anima SOUL, PRINCIPLE animadversion CRITICISM, NITPICKING animal BEAST, BESTIAL, BRUTE, GROSS, SENSUAL, EROTIC, UNCOUTH, CREATURE, SAVAGE.

Google previewEncyclopedia for the New American Century (2006)

Understanding Verbalizations in This New Age of Empire, Mythology And Consumerism by R. B. Vineyard

Back in the old days—when all these whining old timers were young, by the way —they didn't put up with anyone nitpicking about age, sex, or racial discrimination . They, by golly, didn't stand for it one bit! So let's move forward and go back to ...

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Scrabble value of N1I1T1P3I1C3K5I1N1G2

The value of this 10-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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