caviller

  • 1Caviller — Caviller, so v.w. Abdecker. Daher Cavillereigerechtigkeit, das dem Abdecker zustehende Recht, das gefallene Vieh abzuholen u. nach Belieben zu gebrauchen; s. Abdecker …

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  • 2caviller — Caviller, Calumniari …

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  • 3Caviller — 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] …

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  • 4caviller — noun see cavil …

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  • 5caviller — cav·il·ler || kævlÉ™ n. one who looks for defects, one who finds fault, one who criticizes …

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  • 6caviller — n. 1. Carper, censurer, captious disputant, frivolous censor. 2. Special pleader, specious objector, sophistical disputer …

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  • 7caviller — cav·il·ler …

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  • 8caviller — noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections • Syn: ↑quibbler, ↑caviler, ↑pettifogger • Derivationally related forms: ↑pettifog (for: ↑pettifogger), ↑cavil …

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  • 9Caviller, der — Der Caviller, S. Kafiller …

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  • 10cavil — [ 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 …

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  • 11cavil — 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 …

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  • 12cavil — [kav′əl] vi. caviled or cavilled, caviling or cavilling [OFr caviller < L cavillari < cavilla, jeering < * calvilla < calvari, to deceive; akin to calumnia, CALUMNY] to object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial… …

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  • 13cavil — v. & n. v.intr. (cavilled, cavilling; US caviled, caviling) (usu. foll. by at, about) make petty objections; carp. n. a trivial objection. Derivatives: caviller n. Etymology: F caviller f. L cavillari f. cavilla mockery …

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  • 14caviler — noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections • Syn: ↑quibbler, ↑caviller, ↑pettifogger • Derivationally related forms: ↑pettifog (for: ↑pettifogger), ↑cavil, ↑ …

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  • 15quibbler — noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections • Syn: ↑caviller, ↑caviler, ↑pettifogger • Derivationally related forms: ↑pettifog (for: ↑pettifogger), ↑cavil …

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  • 16Cavil — Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 17Caviled — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 18Caviler — 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] …

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  • 19Caviling — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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  • 20Cavilled — Cavil Cav il (k[a^]v [i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caviled} or {Cavilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Caviling} or {Cavilling}.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and… …

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