quibbler


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quib·ble

 (kwĭb′əl)
intr.v. quib·bled, quib·bling, quib·bles
To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
n.
1. A trivial matter or minor concern raised in arguing or finding fault.
2. Archaic A pun.

[Probably diminutive of obsolete quib, equivocation, perhaps from Latin quibus, dative and ablative pl. of quī, who, what (from its frequent use in legal documents); see kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

quib′bler n.
Synonyms: quibble, carp1, cavil, nitpick
These verbs mean to raise petty or frivolous objections or complaints: quibbling about minor details; a critic who constantly carped; caviling about the price of coffee; tried to stop nitpicking all the time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quibbler - a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted

quibbler

noun
A person who finds fault, often severely and willfully:
Translations
enculeur de mouches

quibbler

[ˈkwɪbləʳ] Nquisquilloso/a m/f

quibbler

n (= petty critic)Krittler(in) m(f), → Kritikaster m (pej); (= hair-splitter)Wortklauber(in) m(f), → Haarspalter(in) m(f)
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