nitpickiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nitpicky +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

nitpickiness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being nitpicky; pedantry over trivia.
    • 2007 July 29, David Orr, “Translating Zbigniew Herbert”, New York Times:
      Putting aside the nitpickiness of the complaint — “plenitude” originates in Latin, “fullness” doesn’t — “plenitude” also has philosophical associations running from Aristotle to St. Thomas Aquinas to David Lewis.