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Synonyms for cavil

Synonyms for cavil

to raise unnecessary or trivial objections

Synonyms for cavil

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

raise trivial objections


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Historians may wish to cavil at some of the background provided but it does not detract from the value of the study.
A second cavil with the book's title (and the more important one) is that it is conclusive only in the past tense.
The mood was so obviously upbeat and a cross-section of residents who spoke to Khaleej Times in the late evening voiced three common sentiments that no one can cavil with.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE PLAN (Cert 15, 107 mins) HUMANITY'S arrogance and a reliance on technology sow the seeds of its downfall in this two-hour-long feature made for the Sci Fi Channel, told from the perspective of humanoid Cylon John Cavil (Dean Stockwell), who is plotting a devastating attack on the human race.
The Prius has been the world's first big-selling hybrid car, and if some of the automotive purists cavil that it's not that much more environmentally friendly than a standard vehicle, they can at least give Toyota credit for kick-starting the sector.
For a decade, they have been to free to criticise and cavil from the opposition benches.
No preview DVDs were available at the time of going to press, but the final battle will rage as Adama's small army attempts to rescue Hera from Cavil and the Cylons.
A small cavil about one poem in each of these fine collections.
The cavil to be put forward here, that the work's waggish appeal overshadows its intelligence, is one that dogs much of Muniz's output.
This book is a fitting (if overly reverential) testament to the struggle of two tenacious but talented practitioners whose significant legacy has been overlooked for too such a My principal cavil is that in presenting such a sepia-tinted retrospective, it glosses over the perilous current condition of so many surviving GKC buildings.
We have already seen a huge demand," said Olivier Cavil, head of communications at Perrier-Jouet.
It is a terrific joke, of course, but few will cavil when I say that the Carry On team's greatest moment actually came when the foothills of Snowdonia stood in for the Khyber Pass, as the Burpas clashed with the Third Foot and Mouth.
The book is so entertaining that it's almost cavalier to cavil at its concept.
The cavil over possible rat-teeth marks in the bread wrapper
LapEvac is a disposable, battery powered smoke evacuator that creates a closed loop to filter and re-circulate gas into the peritoneal cavil.