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Meaning of CAVILING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no patience with quibbling critics"
 

CAVILING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: carping, critical, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cav"il*ing\, a.
Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See
{Captious}.

      His depreciatory and caviling criticism. --Lewis.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: captious, carping, censorious, contrary, critic, demanding, exacting, faultfinding, finicky, fussy, hairsplitting, hypercritical, mean, niggling, nitpicking, overcritical, perverse, petty, picky, small
 

 

 

 

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