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Quibble Meaning & Definition
Quibble Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quibble?

[n] an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
[v] argue over petty things; "Let's not quibble over pennies"
[v] evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quibble: bicker | brabble | niggle | pettifog | quiddity | squabble

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quibble:

See Also | argue | circumvent | contend | debate | dodge | duck | elude | equivocation | evade | evasion | fence | fudge | hedge | parry | put off | sidestep | skirt

Quibble In Webster's Dictionary

\Quib"ble\, n. [Probably fr. quib, quip, but influenced by quillet, or quiddity.] 1. A shift or turn from the point in question; a trifling or evasive distinction; an evasion; a cavil. Quibbles have no place in the search after truth. -- I. Watts. 2. A pun; a low conceit.
\Quib"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quibbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quibbling}.] 1. To evade the point in question by artifice, play upon words, caviling, or by raising any insignificant or impertinent question or point; to trifle in argument or discourse; to equivocate. 2. To pun; to practice punning. --Cudworth. Syn: To cavil; shuffle; equivocate; trifle.

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