Caviler Cav"il*er or Caviller Cav"il*ler (-[~e]r), n. One who cavils. [1913 Webster]

Cavilers at the style of the Scriptures. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Caviller — Caviller, so v.w. Abdecker. Daher Cavillereigerechtigkeit, das dem Abdecker zustehende Recht, das gefallene Vieh abzuholen u. nach Belieben zu gebrauchen; s. Abdecker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • caviller — Caviller, Calumniari …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • caviller — noun see cavil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • caviller — cav·il·ler || kævlÉ™ n. one who looks for defects, one who finds fault, one who criticizes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • caviller — n. 1. Carper, censurer, captious disputant, frivolous censor. 2. Special pleader, specious objector, sophistical disputer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • caviller — cav·il·ler …   English syllables

  • caviller — noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections • Syn: ↑quibbler, ↑caviler, ↑pettifogger • Derivationally related forms: ↑pettifog (for: ↑pettifogger), ↑cavil …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caviller, der — Der Caviller, S. Kafiller …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • cavil — [ kav(ə)l] verb (cavils, cavilling, cavilled; US cavils, caviling, caviled) make petty or unnecessary objections. noun a petty or unnecessary objection. Derivatives caviller noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • cavil — I. /ˈkævəl / (say kavuhl) verb (i) (cavilled or, US, caviled, cavilling or, US, caviling) 1. (sometimes followed by at) to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault unnecessarily. –noun 2. a trivial and annoying objection …   Australian English dictionary

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