- [noun] an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
Synonyms: quiddity, cavil
- [verb] evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
- [verb] argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
Synonyms: niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble
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