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quibble



I - noun
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Syn:
quiddity, cavil
Derivationally related forms:
cavil (for: cavil)
Hypernyms:
evasion, equivocation

II - verb
1. evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
Derivationally related forms:
quibbler
Hypernyms:
hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent,
parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
2. argue over petty things
- Let's not quibble over pennies
Syn:
niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble
Derivationally related forms:
squabble (for: squabble), bicker (for: bicker), pettifogger (for: pettifog), pettifoggery (for: pettifog), niggler (for: niggle), quibbler
Hypernyms:
argue, contend, debate, fence
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s PP
- Sam and Sue quibble
- Sam wants to quibble with Sue

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