Quibblingly Quib"bling*ly, adv. Triflingly; evasively. [1913 Webster]

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  • quibblingly — adverb In a quibbling manner; with petty argumentativeness …   Wiktionary

  • quibblingly — quib·bling·ly …   English syllables

  • quibblingly — adverb see quibbling II * * * quibbˈlingly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑quibble …   Useful english dictionary

  • quibbling — quibblingly, adv. /kwib ling/, adj. 1. characterized by or consisting of quibbles; carping; niggling: quibbling debates. n. 2. the act of a person who quibbles. 3. an instance of quibbling: a relationship marked by frequent quibblings. [1650 60;… …   Universalium

  • quibble — noun 1》 a slight objection or criticism. 2》 archaic a pun. verb argue about a trivial matter. Derivatives quibbler noun quibbling adjective quibblingly adverb Origin C17: dimin. of obs. quib a petty objection , prob. from L. quibus, dative and… …   English new terms dictionary

  • quibble — n. & v. n. 1 a petty objection; a trivial point of criticism. 2 a play on words; a pun. 3 an evasion; an insubstantial argument which relies on an ambiguity etc. v.intr. use quibbles. Derivatives: quibbler n. quibbling adj. quibblingly adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

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