1.an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
1.argue over petty things"Let's not quibble over pennies"
2.evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
QuibbleQuib"ble (?), n. [Probably fr. quib, quip, but influenced by quillet, or quiddity.]
1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil.
Quibbles have no place in the search after truth. I. Watts.
2. A pun; a low conceit.
QuibbleQuib"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 discourse; to equivocate.
2. To pun; to practice punning. Cudworth.
Syn. -- To cavil; shuffle; equivocate; trifle.
definition of Wikipedia
détour de langage (fr)[Classe]
quibble (v. intr.) [sur~over]
reply to; answer[Classe]
être en désaccord (fr)[Classe]
ask; demand; apply for; request[Classe]
provoquer quelqu'un (fr)[Classe]
rendre subtil (fr)[Classe]
rendre complexe (fr)[Classe]
quibbler; carper; niggler[ClasseHyper.]
(inconsistency; repugnancy; conflict; repugnace; contradiccion; discrepancy; contradiction; contrariety; disproof; rebuttal; refutation; invalidation), (presupposition; actuality; fact; given; presumption; precondition), (indisputable; unquestionable; sure)[Thème]
excessif et trop (fr)[Caract.]
acte de violence (fr)[DomaineCollocation]
argument, argumentation, debate - arguing, argument, contention, contestation, controversy, disceptation, disputation, tilt - arguer, debater - arguable, debatable, disputable, moot - argumentative - bicker, brabble, cavil, niggle, pettifog, quibble, squabble - spat - finical, finicky, fussy, particular, picky - carp, cavil, chicane - quibble[Dérivé]
carp at, cavil at, niggle, nitpick[PersonneQui~]
réclamer, protester (fr)[Classe]
chercher querelle (fr)[Classe]
argue, contend, debate, fence[Hyper.]
quibble (v. intr.) [sur~about]
avoidance, dodging, shunning, turning away - dodging, escape, evasion - circumvention, rideoff, ride-off - dodge, dodging, scheme - hedge, hedging - dodger, fox, slyboots - equivocator, hedger, tergiversator - carp, cavil, chicane - quibble - bicker, brabble, cavil, niggle, pettifog, quibble, squabble[Dérivé]
quibble (v. intr.)
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