Synonyms for pick at

Synonyms for (verb) pick at

Synonyms: belittle, pick at, disparage

Definition: express a negative opinion of

Usage: She disparaged her student's efforts

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: pick at, peck, peck at

Definition: eat like a bird

Usage: The anorexic girl just picks at her food

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?


Synonyms: pluck at, pick at, pull at

Definition: pluck or pull at with the fingers

Usage: She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse

Similar words: pull

Definition: apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

Usage: Pull the rope; Pull the handle towards you; pull the string gently; pull the trigger of the gun; pull your knees towards your chin