caviller


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Synonyms for caviller

a disputant who quibbles

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Our love of tweed and port seemed too thin in itself, but, I believe, was a clue towards a SOON, DOUBT, MISANTHROPES CLUB GATHERING ROUND PUB TELLY WATCH CELEBRITY', ,,,, THAT PEERLESS SHOWCASE ALL FAILINGS personal world view that has its origins in an antipathy for the conventions and mores of recent times that is seen as perverse by some (if not many) and has led to accusations of being a certain type of individual; a carper, caviller, egoist, pessimist, flouter, misogamist, mocker.
Cleanthes:] And a caviller might raise all the same objections to the Copernican system, which you have urged against my reasonings.
When he considers whether he had any right to bind Jane Fairfax in a secret engagement, he writes breezily: "'For my temptation to think it a right, I refer every caviller to a brick house .
Born with the Blarney Stone in his mouth he courts controversy wherever he goes and, in one of the most cut-throat sectors in civil aviation, his swashbuckling, caviller attitude angers morepeople than it impresses.
A 16 year-old girl was taken to North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, by air ambulance after she was thrown from the Vauxhall Caviller when it left Pye Green Road, Cannock.