Pettifoggery Pet"ti*fog`ger*y, n.; pl. {pettifoggeries}. The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles. [1913 Webster]

Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

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  • pettifoggery — I noun artfulness, artifice, bamboozlement, cheating, chicane, chicanery, circumvention, corruption, cozenage, craft, craftiness, cunning, deceit, deception, dishonesty, dodgery, duplicity, equivocation, evasion, foul play, fraud, fraudulence,… …   Law dictionary

  • pettifoggery — noun The actions of a pettifogger; a trivial quarrel. He was capable of using lawyerly rhetoric, at times, to the brink of pettifoggery. Syn: fuss, quibble, spat, squabble, tiff …   Wiktionary

  • pettifoggery — noun see pettifogger …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pettifoggery — See pettifogger. * * * …   Universalium

  • pettifoggery — Synonyms and related words: artifice, bickering, boggling, captiousness, caviling, chicane, chicanery, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, covin, dodgery, dodging, equivocation, evasion, fencing, foul play, hairsplitting, hedging, logic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pettifoggery — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. treachery, fraud, deceit; see deception 1 , dishonesty , lie 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • pettifoggery — petɪfÉ‘gÉ™rɪ / fÉ’g n. cheating, deception; swindling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pettifoggery — n jobbery, underhand practice or dealing, corruption, dishonesty, falseness, humbug gery, artifice, subterfuge; bamboozling, cheating, cozenage, swindling, fleecing; fraud, fraudulency, deceit, deception, chicane, duplicity, guile, double dealing …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pettifoggery — pet·ti·fog·gery …   English syllables

  • pettifoggery — noun a quarrel about petty points • Syn: ↑bicker, ↑bickering, ↑spat, ↑tiff, ↑squabble, ↑fuss • Derivationally related forms: ↑fussy (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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