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 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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quibbler - a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
malcontent - a person who is discontented or disgusted
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quibbler

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

quibbler

[ˈkwɪbləʳ] Nquisquilloso/a m/f
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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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References in classic literature ?
"Down with the cardinal disputations, and quibblers!"
A perfectionist, a quibbler, a purist, a pedant, he takes pride in detail and is genuinely committed to Lebanon's food and the land.
Some readers will not recognize the compulsive quibbler, punster, stage manager, and explainer we know as Hamlet.
(5.) It remains difficult to argue for intentionality in Shakespearean allusions because, from the time of Samuel Johnson, Shakespeare has been perceived as a helpless quibbler; this pun, though, does show signs of forethought and deliberation.
Quibbler) is the nickname used to refer to a lawyer who lives in the vicinity of the betrothed's village, in the small town of Lecco.
Luna's father, Quibbler editor Xenophilius Xeno Lovegood, is played by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans.
Xis for Xenophilius Lovegood, Luna's dad and editor of the pro-Harry Quibbler magazine Yis for You-Know-Who - what everyone calls Lord Voldemort Z is for Zonko's Joke Shop.