What is another word for quibbling?

Pronunciation: [kwˈɪblɪŋ] (IPA)

Quibbling means a minor argument or dispute over trivial issues. Some synonyms for quibbling are nitpicking, fussing, bickering, carping, caviling, and wrangling. Nitpicking refers to finding fault with something insignificant. Fussing suggests excessive or unnecessary concern over small details. Bickering describes prolonged and petty disagreements. Carping means a continual criticism or complaining about trivial aspects. Caviling emphasizes making unnecessary or frivolous objections. Wrangling denotes heated and unresolved disputes over petty issues. All these synonyms imply a petty and unimportant argument, often without resolution or conclusion, and can be used interchangeably with quibbling.

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What are the hypernyms for Quibbling?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Quibbling

Think of the mighty good-will of him, of his enjoyment of his post, of his power as a preacher, of the number of things to which he gives his attention, of the safety of his second thoughts, of the increased courage he is showing, and above all of the fact that he is an open, instead of an underground leader, whom the voters can control once in four years, when he runs away, whose heart is in the right place, who is an enemy of red tape and quibbling and everything that in general the word "politician" stands for.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II"
William James
"Propositions" are expressly devised for quibbling between realities and beliefs.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II"
William James
This is most complicated quibbling!
"John Knox and the Reformation"
Andrew Lang

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