find+fault+with

  • 1 find fault with — phrase to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes It’s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you. Thesaurus: to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym words used to describe… …

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  • 2 find fault with — index cavil, censure, complain (criticize), denounce (condemn), depreciate, disapprove (condemn …

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  • 3 find fault with — criticize He is always finding fault with everything that I do …

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  • 4 find fault with — to criticize someone or something, often after deliberately looking for mistakes It s demoralizing to work for someone who constantly finds fault with you …

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  • 5 find fault with — point out flaws or shortcomings, nitpick, criticize unfavorably, express dissatisfaction …

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  • 6 find fault with — Blame, censure, criticise, reprove …

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  • 7 find fault (with somebody) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …

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  • 8 find fault (with something) — find fault (with sb/sth) idiom to look for and discover mistakes in sb/sth; to complain about sb/sth Main entry: ↑findidiom …

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  • 9 To find fault with — Find Find (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi ptein… …

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  • 10 find-fault — findˈ fault noun (Shakespeare) A person who finds fault with another • • • Main Entry: ↑find …

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  • 11 find fault — verb harass with constant criticism Don t always pick on your little brother • Syn: ↑blame, ↑pick • Derivationally related forms: ↑faultfinder, ↑blame (for: ↑blame) …

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  • 12 find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …

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  • 13 find fault — {v. phr.} To find something wrong; complain; criticize. * /She tries to please him, but he always finds fault./ * /They found fault with every box I made./ Compare: JUMP ON, PICK AT(3) …

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  • 14 find\ fault — v. phr. To find something wrong; complain; criticize. She tries to please him, but he always finds fault. They found fault with every box I made. Compare: jump on, pick at(3) …

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  • 15 find fault — verb a) To criticize excessively No matter what I do, he always finds fault. b) (followed by with) To criticize (something) excessively My supervisor always finds fault with my work …

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  • 16 To find fault — Fault Fault, n. [OE. faut, faute, F. faute (cf. It., Sp., & Pg. falta), fr. a verb meaning to want, fail, freq., fr. L. fallere to deceive. See {Fail}, and cf. {Default}.] 1. Defect; want; lack; default. [1913 Webster] One, it pleases me, for… …

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  • 17 fault — [fôlt] n. [ME faute < OFr faulte, a lack < VL * fallita < * fallitus, for L falsus: see FALSE] 1. Obs. failure to have or do what is required; lack 2. something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing 3.… …

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  • 18 Find — (f[imac]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Found} (found); p. pr. & vb. n. {Finding}.] [AS. findan; akin to D. vinden, OS. & OHG. findan, G. finden, Dan. finde, icel. & Sw. finna, Goth. fin[thorn]an; and perh. to L. petere to seek, Gr. pi ptein to fall,… …

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  • 19 Fault — Fault, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faulted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faulting}.] 1. To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For that I will not fault thee. Old Song. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To interrupt the… …

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  • 20 fault — verb. To fault, meaning ‘to blame, find fault with’, has been criticized as an awkward verbalization by some modern usage guides, especially in America, though not by Fowler (1926), nor by Gowers (1965) who declared supportively that it was… …

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