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Synonyms for cavilˈkæv əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quibble, quiddity, cavil(verb)

    an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

    quibble, haecceity, cavil, quiddity

  2. cavil, carp, chicane(verb)

    raise trivial objections

    cheat, jockey, screw, chouse, cavil, carp, shaft, chicane


  1. cavil(noun)

    pettifog, split hairs, hypercritical, nitpick

  2. cavil(verb)

    To criticise for petty or frivolous reasons.

    split hairs, nitpick, pettifog, hypercritical

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cavil(n.)

    frivolous objection, captious criticism, unwarranted censure, fallacious reason, sophistical argument

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