HyperDic: quibble

English > 3 senses of the word quibble:
VERBcommunicationquibbleevade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
communicationquibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
NOUNcommunicationquibble, quiddity, cavilan evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
quibble > pronunciation
Soundskwih'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > quibble: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections.
Synonymsquiddity, cavil
Broaderevasion, equivocationA statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Spanishargucia, esencia, evasiva, sutileza
Catalanevasiva, subtilesa
Verbsquibbleevade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
English > quibble: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderhedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
Nounsquibblean evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
quibblera disputant who quibbles
English > quibble: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningargue over petty things.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue quibble; Sam wants to quibble with Sue
Example"Let's not quibble over pennies"
Synonymsniggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble
Broaderargue, contend, debate, fenceHave an argument about something
Spanishenzarzar, liarla
Catalandisputar, obeir, subtilitzar
Nounsquibblera disputant who quibbles

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