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Synonyms for quibble

Synonyms for quibble

to raise unnecessary or trivial objections

Synonyms for quibble

an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

argue over petty things

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This is a long book--370 pages of text--and there is plenty of scope for quibbling about details.
More than mere quibbling over details, the question touches fundamental issues of the planet's evolution, ranging from its water content to the extent of its volcanic activity.
While HOMS shares haven't fallen back into the low $2s, they are comfortable buying more of the stock at this level, as they don't think it's worth quibbling over a few percentage points.
So rather than quibbling over mathematics and methodology, the LAUSD should look to adopt a new, comprehensive approach to the dropout problem - preaching to kids and families at an early age about the need to stay in school; making sure that high school students aren't just warehoused; teaching lessons that students can use in their lives; developing an extensive tutoring and mentoring program.
The ongoing, politically-derived, quibbling of the dissenters leads to further resentment, anger and frustration, feeding a continued unhappiness with "the Church.
But quibbling aside, Yankelovich is absolutely right on the need for poll users to understand the distinction between the various types and qualities of public opinion, which varies widely from issue to issue.