quibbling

  • 1 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;… …

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  • 2 Quibbling — Quibble Quib ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quibbling}.] 1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 quibbling — /ˈkwɪblɪŋ/ (say kwibling) adjective 1. characterised by quibbles; petty; carping. –noun 2. an instance of quibbling …

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  • 4 quibbling — Synonyms and related words: adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, bickering, boggling, captious, captiousness, carping, cavil, caviling, censoriousness, chicane, chicanery, choplogic, critical, criticism, cynical,… …

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  • 5 quibbling — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. carping, niggling, hair splitting, nit picking; see critical 2 , trivial …

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  • 6 quibbling — quib·ble || kwɪbl n. act of evading a discussion or argument by using ambiguous speech; equivocal statement, ambiguous comment; petty criticism v. use ambiguous language to evade a discussion or argument; make an equivocal comment; make petty… …

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  • 7 quibbling — adj 1. carping, caviling, pettifogging, hairsplitting, niggling, Inf. nitpicking; Jesuitical, sophistical, casuistic, Logic. paralogistic; critical, hypercritical, captious, censorious, overcritical, faultfinding. 2. prevaricative, prevaricatory …

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  • 8 quibbling — adj niggling, critical, overnice, carping, captious, ambiguous, cavilling, evasive, casuistic, equivocating, logic chopping OLD pettifogging COLLOQ. hair splitting, nit picking …

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  • 9 quibbling excuse — index salvo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 critical — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. exacting, captious, censorious, faultfinding, disparaging; judicious, accurate, analytical; decisive; urgent, crucial; dangerous, risky. See disapprobation, importance, detraction. II (Roget s IV)… …

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  • 11 Sheshet — (Hebrew: רב ששת) was a Babylonian amora of the third generation and colleague of R. Naḥman bar Jacob, with whom he had frequent arguments concerning questions of religious law. His teacher s name is not definitely known, but Sheshet was an… …

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  • 12 The Rhetoric of Drugs — The Rhetoric of Drugs, Rhétorique de la drogue in the original French title, is a 1989 work by French philosopher Jaques Derrida. Derrida, interviewed, discusses the concept of drug , and says that Already one must conclude that the concept of… …

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  • 13 equivocation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. equivocalness; quibble, quibbling; evasion, shiftiness; ambiguity, double meaning, double entendre; prevarication, white lie; half truth, sophistry, casuistry; dodge, subterfuge, smoke screen, red… …

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  • 14 quibble — [[t]kwɪ̱b(ə)l[/t]] quibbles, quibbling, quibbled 1) V RECIP When people quibble over a small matter, they argue about it even though it is not important. [V over/about/with n] Council members spent the day quibbling over the final wording of the… …

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  • 15 faultfinding — n 1. pettifoggery, carping, caviling, quibbling, niggling, hairsplitting, Inf. nitpicking; hy percriticism, over criticism, criticism, captiousness, cen soriousness. adj 2. captious, censorious, severe, hypercritical, overcritical, critical;… …

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  • 16 στενολεσχία — στενολεσχίᾱ , στενολεσχία quibbling fem nom/voc/acc dual στενολεσχίᾱ , στενολεσχία quibbling fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …

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  • 17 στενολεσχίας — στενολεσχίᾱς , στενολεσχία quibbling fem acc pl στενολεσχίᾱς , στενολεσχία quibbling fem gen sg (attic doric aeolic) …

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  • 18 quib´bling|ly — quib|ble «KWIHB uhl», noun, verb, bled, bling. –n. 1. an unfair and petty evasion of the point or truth by using words with a double meaning: »a legal quibble. To a plain understanding his objections seem to be mere quibbles (Macaulay).… …

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  • 19 quib|ble — «KWIHB uhl», noun, verb, bled, bling. –n. 1. an unfair and petty evasion of the point or truth by using words with a double meaning: »a legal quibble. To a plain understanding his objections seem to be mere quibbles (Macaulay). SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 20 Pettifogging — Pet ti*fog ging, a. Paltry; quibbling; mean. [1913 Webster] …

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