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quibble

noun (n)

  • an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections (noun.communication)
    Synonym: cavil, quiddity
    source: wordnet30
  • A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • argue over petty things (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Let's not quibble over pennies.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 discourse; to equivocate. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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