hairsplitting(redirected from Trivial objections)
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The making of unreasonably fine distinctions.
the making of petty distinctions
occupied with or based on petty distinctions
1. the making of unnecessarily fine distinctions.adj.
2. characterized by such distinctions; quibbling: hairsplitting arguments.
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|Noun||1.||hairsplitting - making too fine distinctions of little importance; "they didn't take his hairsplitting seriously"|
|Adj.||1.||hairsplitting - developed in excessively fine detail; "finespun distinctions"|
precise - sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"