Caviling

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Caviling Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    caviling adj : quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no patience with quibbling critics" [syn: carping, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling]
Caviling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cavil \Cav"il\ (k[a^]v"[i^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caviled or Cavilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Caviling or Cavilling.] [L. cavillari to practice jesting, to censure, fr. cavilla bantering jests, sophistry: cf. OF. caviller.] To raise captious and frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason. You do not well in obstinacy To cavil in the course of this contract. --Shak.
Caviling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Caviling \Cav"il*ing\, a. Disposed to cavil; finding fault without good reason. See Captious. His depreciatory and caviling criticism. --Lewis.
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