cavilling cavilling


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


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  • But enough cavilling: to business.


  • In a blunt warning to Mr Brown, Mr Clarke said: "In terms of the cabinet, how does he ensure he is working with and supporting the cabinet - helping colleagues solve problems rather than being someone who is just cavilling about what goes on? And my...
    on Feb 12, 2006 By: Charles Clarke Source:

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