quibbling

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, dodging, equivocation, equivocatory, evasion, evasive, exception, faultfinding, fencing, flak, hairsplitting, hedging, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercritical, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, knock, logic-chopping, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, obloquy, overcritical, overcriticalness, paltering, parrying, pestering, pettifoggery, pettifogging, petty, picayune, prevarication, priggishness, pussyfooting, quibble, rap, reflection, reproachfulness, shifting, shuffling, sidestepping, slam, stricture, subterfuge, swipe, taking exception, tergiversation, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, trifling, trivial, ultracritical

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quibbling — adj 1. carping, caviling, pettifogging, hairsplitting, niggling, Inf. nitpicking; Jesuitical, sophistical, casuistic, Logic. paralogistic; critical, hypercritical, captious, censorious, overcritical, faultfinding. 2. prevaricative, prevaricatory …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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

  • 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)… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

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