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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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Such quibblers have rarely made it past the doors of this magazine, relegated outside to relish the pleasure of peeing on the stoop.
2) To quibblers who query how parallel lines can originate from the same point, it may be retorted that the geometry of metaphor is non-Euclidean.
Quinoa appeared in Ladies' Home Journal and House Beautiful recipes this spring, so quibblers could make a case for ranking it as mainstream.
Subsequently the Chiquanous episode is interpreted by the author as an attempt to escape coercive authority (the Chiquanous are farcical quibblers who earn a living by serving summonses that cause them to be physically assaulted and subsequently compensated for having received bodily injuries).