caviller


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Noun1.caviller - a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted
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For my temptation to think it a right, I refer every caviller to a brick house, sashed windows below, and casements above, in Highbury.
"Jane, I don't like cavillers or questioners; besides, there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner.
To meet the objections of some inveterate cavillers, I may as well state, that if I dined out occasionally, as I always had done, and I trust shall have opportunities to do again, it was frequently to the detriment of my domestic arrangements.
Dyer is 'no Puritan nor Caviller, nor Reformed, nor Catholick, nor Jew', but 'of that older Faith' (p20).