Synonyms of nitpicking in English:


See US English definition of nitpicking

See UK English definition of nitpicking

See Spanish definition of quisquilloso


1‘nurses can be driven spare by the nitpicking hierarchies in hospitals’

pedantic, overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, over-exacting, perfectionist, precisionist, punctilious, meticulous, fussy, fastidious, finical, finicky
dogmatic, purist, literalist, literalistic, formalist, scholastic
casuistic, casuistical, sophistic, sophistical
captious, hair-splitting, quibbling, pettifogging, fault-finding, hypercritical, cavilling, carping
British informal pernickety
North American informal persnickety
archaic overnice