quibble

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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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Major Sir Ralph Hugo Anstruther tightly held the royal's purse strings and even quibbled about paying staff 12p a day on the Royal Yacht Britannia.
The justices quibbled about whether a teacher's gradebook is a record since it's not stored in an office safe.
I personally quibbled with teachers about grades, much like haggling over the price of a trout at the local fish market, and sometimes I got a better deal.
Nope, he quibbled with the idea of adapting the novel as a stage musical.
As always, certain renderings can be quibbled with, but more often I was impressed by the skill and tact with which Walsh has found just the right English phrasing to get across an idea easier to express in Latin than in English.