HyperDic: pettifog

English > 1 sense of the word pettifog:
VERBcommunicationpettifog, quibble, niggle, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
English > pettifog: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
Meaningargue over petty things.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsquibble, niggle, bicker, squabble, brabble
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishenzarzar, liarla
Catalandisputar, obeir, subtilitzar
Nounspettifoggera disputant who quibbles
pettifoggerya quarrel about petty points

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