cavilled cavilled


  1. (n) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  2. (v) raise trivial objections


Derived Word(s)


  1. Critics cavilled, questioned the veracity of many incidents, doubted this man had experienced them all.
  2. Critics cavilled slightly at his tendency to inject cosmic significance into his characters' activities.
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cynic cynic
/ˈsɪ nɪk /