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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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If cavils must be levied, then Dohnanyi's even-tempered tempos should be faulted.
Despite such cavils, Bush insisted that "President Musharaff can play a big role" in teaching Palestinians the value of freedom.
These cavils aside, given that the mockumentary has been done so brilliantly by Christopher Guest and company in Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show--let alone by Larry David and his merry pranksters on Curb Your Enthusiasm--just try watching Showboy without feeling punk'd.
All cavils evaporate, however, in the light of the brilliant central chapter on Othello, which explores stigmatization of women and "primitive" non-Europeans for excessive or wrong headed attachment to material objects (113).
Cavils aside, Due's a really good read now by any criterion, solid in novelistic conventions made bankable in earlier eras by Helen MacInnes, Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney.
Writing for pros in the know, rather than star-searchers, Wolf lays out the development of the Donmar in the growth cycles that Mendes devised--and keeps his cavils to himself.
By seeking to locate art beyond the cavils of aesthetics Newman's conception of the sublime also attempted, implausibly, to put his art outside the historical process.
He was elected on the slogans and cavils of a radio talk-show host--give back the surplus, don't tax my jet skis--and scant understanding of the nuances of government.
when upon rational and sober inquiry, we have established our principles, let us not suffer them to be shaken by the scoffs of the licentious, or the cavils of the skeptical;
But he cavils that he finds it "disappointing" that someone attending the private function at Rangers Supporters Club should have brought the evidence to the Daily Record.
These minor cavils notwithstanding, the contribution of Grenholm to contextual theology is a welcome addition to the field of biblical interpretation in this age of multiculturalism.