quibble

Definitions:

  • To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
  • A trivial matter or minor concern raised in arguing or finding fault.
  • A pun.
  • To trifle in argument or discourse; evade the point in question, or the plain truth, by artifice, play upon words, or any conceit; prevaricate.
  • To pun.
  • A start or turn from the point in question, or from plain truth; an evasion; a prevarication.
  • A pun; a trivial conceit.
  • A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
  • A pun; a low conceit.
  • To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate.
  • To pun; to practice punning.
  • A trivial or minor <xref>complaint</xref>, <xref>objection</xref> or <xref>argument</xref>.
  • To <xref>complain</xref> or <xref>argue</xref> in a <xref>trivial</xref> or <xref>petty</xref> manner.
  • evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
  • argue over petty things
  • an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
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