HyperDic: pettifogger

English > 2 senses of the word pettifogger:
NOUNperson pettifogger, shystera person (especially a lawyer or politician / politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
person pettifogger, quibbler, caviller, cavilera disputant who quibbles
English > pettifogger: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person (especially a lawyer or politician / politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods.
Synonymshyster
Broaderwrongdoer, offenderA person who transgresses moral or civil law
Spanishabogaducho, trampista
Catalanensarronador, entabanador
English > pettifogger: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections.
Synonymsquibbler, caviller, caviler
BroadermalcontentA person who is discontented or disgusted
Spanishequivoquista, sofista
Catalansofista
Verbspettifogargue over petty things

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