Meaning of nitpick

nit•pick

Pronunciation: (nit'pik"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details.
—v.t.
  1. to criticize by focusing on inconsequential details.
—n.
  1. a carping, petty criticism.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a nitpicker or nitpicking.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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